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Recipe: Pear & Molasses Dog Biscuits

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Since we’ve had several savory treats the last few weeks, we thought it was time for a sweet treat this week. Also, we’ve got pears, pears, pears and were trying to figure out what to do with them!

We have five pear trees here that grow hard, not-very-sweet pears. The deer love them and have just about eaten their fill so we harvested some of the fruit that was higher up on the trees.

We washed and cored the pears (remember: dogs can NOT eat pear pips or seeds. Like apple seeds, cherry pips, peach pits, pear pips, plum pips, and apricot pips, these seeds contain a compound that breaks down into cyanide so toss those!)

The other ingredients were simple:

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped pears, cored
  • 2-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons molasses

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a cookie sheet.

I chopped my pears in a blender, doing just a little at a time (which was still faster than chopping them by hand). Even after using the two cups of chopped pears for the recipe, I still had several cups left to freeze for the future.

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Next, I just tossed everything in a large bowl and mixed it by hand. The result is a very sticky, heavy dough.

Turn out the dough on a lightly floured surface then knead (add some more flour if it’s extremely sticky. It will be a little sticky anyway because of the molasses). Roll it out to about 1/4 inch thickness then cut it in squares (or cut into bone shapes like I did!)

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These biscuits don’t spread as they cook so you can crowd them onto your cookie sheet…just make sure they’re not touching.

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Pop the cookie sheet in the oven for half an hour (the bottom of the biscuits should be golden brown when done) then cool the biscuits completely before refrigerating or serving. Our dogs loved these (and I loved finding a good use for those pears!)

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