A friend’s dad has fruit trees and we were offered some pears and apples so, of course, we said yes.
Pears are one of my favorite fruits to can. My grandma had pear trees and she made the best canned pears and pear preserves. I’ve never been able to make pear preserves quite like I remember hers being but I’ve found two recipes, similar but a bit different, that have pictures that seem closer to my grandma’s than anything I’ve tried before so I’m going to try those two recipes.
Today I hope to get some of the pears canned and one batch of preserves made. These are Asian Pears so I have to “acidify” them before canning. If you’re canning Asian Pears, please pay attention to the recommended acidifying that can be found here.
The apples were just starting to get ripe so we only got a few of those. I’ll probably freeze dry most of them.
I still have potatoes to be canned so I need to spend less time stitching and more time in the kitchen for the next few days!