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Offline Bernie Garland

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Preserving Pears
« on: February 23, 2012, 10:01:17 AM »
Produce a right load of pears on the allotment,so Maxine decided to preserve some in a sugar syrup tried some last night and they were brill,so will be doing the same with all of them this year  :)

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Re: Preserving Pears
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2012, 10:09:52 AM »
We had a windfall of a crate of pears a couple years back. I quartered them, and canned them in a light syrup. Came out rather well.
Our pear tree is only now starting to produce. Got less than a dozen last year, so I dehydrated them along with the apple rings for a mixed fruit snack.
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Re: Preserving Pears
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2012, 10:26:12 AM »
Mmm..Nummy, Pears.

I grew up with home canned pears.  And now my mother likes to make Pear Jam.   That jam is soo soo good.   Nothing like a hot English muffin with pear jam melted down into the crevices.   **drool**

Canned pears are good on cottage cheese. :)

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Re: Preserving Pears
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2012, 11:10:51 AM »
We didn't can them,just hot Bathed them like you do jams  :)

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Re: Preserving Pears
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2012, 11:33:12 AM »
We didn't can them,just hot Bathed them like you do jams  :)

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(Hot) water bath is a form of canning. Only low acid foods like vegetables and meats need pressure canning.
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Re: Preserving Pears
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2012, 11:38:46 AM »
Get you OP  :)

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Re: Preserving Pears
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2012, 08:15:46 AM »
Sounds good. Pears and peaches are some of my favorite jams and fruit. Not enough people eat them.
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Re: Preserving Pears
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2012, 08:27:03 AM »
Freeze ours.  Turn dark, but still taste fine.
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Re: Preserving Pears
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2012, 11:35:47 PM »
Yep, I love pears more than apples. Trying to convince the wife to let me plant a pear tree instead of an apple tree. Might have to do both. :D

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Re: Preserving Pears
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2012, 11:41:41 PM »
PW,  you might have to plant two for pollination.   :)

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Re: Preserving Pears
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2012, 11:50:11 PM »
PW,  you might have to plant two for pollination.   :)

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Hmm....

I wonder if I can get a female tree and have a male branch grafted on?