Yesterday Tia asked me to share a step-by-step tutorial on how to can pears, so I decided to write a quick one. Maybe, somebody else will use it too. You know that I love canning, and this recipe is more proof that it's very easy and nothing to be afraid of :)
CANNED SLICED PEARS
You will need:
6 lbs pears, ripe but not too soft
8 cups water
2 cups sugar
1 TB bottled lemon juice (plus 3-4 more)
1. Prepare your quart size cans by sterilizing them in boiling water for 10 minutes. Sanitize lids.
2. Core, peel and cut pears. Be sure to remove all brown spots and blemishes. I really like to use a potato peeler to prepare my pears - it makes the process so much easier! Work quickly, then put them in a bowl full of cold water mixed with 3-4 TB lemon juice to prevent browning. And don't throw away all those peels. Next week I'll share another recipe with you on what I do with them :)
3. In a large pot mix water, sugar and 1 TB lemon juice and bring to boil. Be sure to use bottled lemon juice because real lemons vary in acidity. Keep your syrup boiling while filling the jars.
4. Drain pears. Fill in jars with pears and ladle sugar syrup over it, leaving about half an inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe the rims with a clean damp rag or paper towel. Place the prepared lid and band on top, twisting it securely until fingertip-tight.
5. Process in a water bath for 20-25 minutes. When done, carefully remove from water, let cool completely (12-24 hours). Store in a cool and dry place.
And enjoy all winter long :)
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