Canning is easy.
Tasty too, and come January and February...the perfect lunch treat!
I love pears with cottage cheese!
Sanitize your bottles. I run the extra sanitize on my dishwasher but really hot soapy water works too. But new lids, but the old rings on your jars are fine. I prefer wide mouth jars.
Prepare your pears. You really can't get around peeling them by hand.. so wash 'em up, dig in and peel away! I like using a medium sized melon-baller to carve out the core after slicing in half.
Add 1 cup hot water (tap is fine) and 1/4 cup sugar per jar. This year I tried using 1 teaspoon of a fruit preserver as well. (Contains acid and helps keep the pears from turning brown.)
Pack your pears in as tight as you can get them, leaving a half inch or so below the neck of the jar, then fill with additional water to the neck of the jar. After 7 of your jars are filled wipe the openings well with a wet washcloth. Boil your lids for 1 minute and carefully place on the jars with the rings and hand tightening.
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Jars, Lids and Rings
I call my mom when I need help...
Here are a couple canning websites:
And in case anyone is listening??
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