Saturday, August 1, 2009

Canning Pears.....

My good friend Heather shared some local pears with me a couple of weeks ago and I am just now getting around to putting them up!!! They are soooo easy and when Fall arrives they will find their way into bread,cakes,muffins and likely a biscuit or two!!!The process is really simple and you only need a few tools~ First peel and core your pears, slicing into halves and quarters.

(To keep them from browning dissolve 3 TBSP. of Fruit Fresh into a quart of water and drop each slice into this mixture) 




Be sure to prepare your jars and lids by sterilizing in boiling water.Toss your funnel into the sterilizing pot too!!!


While the jars sterilize gather your tools:

jar lifter

wooden spoon

cup towel

After jars have been sterilized left them out one at a time filling to within 1/4" of top with pears. Wipe off the rim of the jar so that it will seal properly and twist the jar ring on just finger tight.

Once all jars are filled and sealed return them to the boiling water(with water covering them at least 1" over the top of the jars) and allow them to boil in the water bath for about 15-20 minutes.

Remove the jars carefully and allow to cool before labeling and storing in the pantry and planning all the good things you're gonna cook with them!!!!

jarred pears