Monday, August 31, 2009

Pears, Pears and More Pears



The photo shows 7 of the 42 pints of diced pears that I started canning Friday and finished on Sunday. I was also able to make 2 pear crisps and put enough diced pears in freezer for a batch of jam.

Today I will be dehydrating the 30 pounds of apples that we picked at a friend's home over the weekend. I still want to buy some more apples to can........the ones from our friends don't can in slices very good. They make better applesauce and apple butter.....maybe I'll make a batch of apple butter. My maternal grandmother made the best apple butter, pear butter and pear preserves.

Seems like I keep finding more canning to do to keep me busy everyday. I want to can some veggie soup and carrots too!!!!

3 comments:

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

you go Shirley..you are going to have a wonderful harvest when all is said and done and be setting pretty this winter...:)

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Janet, said...

Your pears look good. I still have a couple of canned pears that I did a few years back. We had tons of pears last year, but most were tiny, simply because there were so many. This year I have counted less than 10 on our tree. The frost got them in the spring. Last year I made pear jam, it looks so pretty in the jars.