Friday, September 26, 2014

When the cool air begins to hit.... I know the pears are ready to pick.  I asked my husband to pick some pears... and boy did he pick some pears.  I've made 45 quarts of raw packed canned pears.  Some with whole cinnamon sticks and clove buds with half water and apple juice.  Some with half apple juice and blackberry brandy... first time for that, we will see how they taste~

My husband picked 4 large tubs of these beautiful organic bartlet pears....




I sit and peel and peel and peel, I find that I like to do things all at once and then move on to the next step... this one I had to do in large batches~  there were sooooo many pears....




As I peel, I put them in a very large bowl, filled with lemon water....  it helps to make them remain fresh looking and not turn brown...



Then I cut the pears and core them.... from the bowl to the sink, filled with lemon water also...  love my two bay sink~







They get put into sterilized quart canning jars... pour the very hot apple juice water mixture over them....  wipe the rims, but the lids on and process....