Canning Pears

Our Uncle has a number of pear trees behind his house. The production this year more than he could use himself, so gave a lot of pears to us.

What to do with them was the question. More than we would eat while they were fresh, so decided to put them to better use.

Some are frozen now, some canned in mint syrup and some made into pear butter.

 

The video is a YouTube find for pear butter. Kris used this for her guide for several batches of pear butter. The first with Cinnamon, the second she used pumpkin pie spice. Both batches delicious!

Fresh Pears collected from an Uncle’s pear tree.
Trimmed Pears with bad spots cut out
Trimmed Pears with bad spots cut out
Pealed Pears
Pealed Pears
Pears being cut into small chunks
Pears being cut into small chunks
Cut Up Pears added into crock pot.
Cut Up Pears added into crock pot.
Pears in crockpot, along with lemon juice. Cooks down for 8 hours or so.
Pears in crockpot, along with lemon juice. Cooks down for 8 hours or so.

Skipping ahead, run through the food processor, adding the spices and sugar, then another 8 hours in the crock.

Finally, put in the jars and water bathed.

 

Finished Pear Butter
Finished Pear Butter