by no means am I an expert, but yes, they will continue to ripen if you pick them slightly unripe. In fact, I think that's preferable since if they get "ripe" to the touch on the tree, the inside will actually be overripe.
I have 5 pear trees on my farm (plus 1 in the neighbors yard that they let me pick). Last year I did a bunch of pear sauce and pear butter. I think I want to do some fruit leather this year. One can only eat so much pear butter. :)
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