Sunday, October 18, 2015
Remove peel, core and cut into halves or quarters. Let fruit stand several minutes before precooking, drop into mild salt solution to prevent discoloration then drain.
Raw Packs: If pears are ripe enough to be quite soft, they may be packed raw to within 1/2 inch of top of jar. Fill to within 1 1/2 inches of top of jar with medium syrup. Put on cap, screw bannd firmly tight
Hot Pack: boil 3-5 minutes in thin or meduim syrup. Pack into jars to within 1/2 inch of top. If desired, add 1 tsp lemon juice to each quart. Fill to within 1/2 inch of top of jar with precooking syrup. Put on cap, screw tightly. Process: Pints 25 mins qts 30 mins in boiling water bath.
1 cup sugar to 2 cups water
Make syrup by boiling sugar and water together until sugar is dissolved. Juice of the fruit may be used in place of water. Keep syrup hot bath do not let it boil down.