We finally got our huge tablefull of pears all put away. It was quite a job, and stretched out over the whole week.
Some of the pears we canned plain ready to be put into pies, etc:
Halving and coring
Slices sitting in a solution of water and ascorbic acid (vitamin C powder) to keep them from browning
Jars packed and waiting for lids. Next we will pour a hot solution of water, sugar, and spices into the jars, then they go into the canner for 10 minutes of pressure.
Finished! Canned pear slices in a light syurp.
Out of 16 jars, only one didn't seal. So - we made a cobbler that night to try them out. It was yummy! Looking forward to lots of pear desserts this winter...
Next I'll share a recipe for pear mincemeat......