My parents have an apple tree on their property and each year they spend hours and hours peeling and cooking down apples to make applesauce and apple pie filling. I always said it's too much work just for applesauce - even though the taste and texture is superior to the store bought version.
If you happened to read my ible for Homemade Raspberry Sherbet
you know that I have a very nice 91 year old neighbor that lets me pick all her raspberries. She also has a Starkrimson (red) pear tree that she allows me pick from!!
The tree itself isn't that big but there are thousands of pears on it. I decided the best way to use these relatively small pears was to make pear sauce. My entire family loves pear sauce so I made 10 quarts of it!
The process is VERY easy as there is no peeling like with applesauce! YAY!