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Jarring Pears (Preserved Pears)

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When trying to hide from the fact that we had too many pears falling off our tree every day it was brought to my attention that i should be preserving them. So that's exactly what I did!




This really is the simplest of ways to keep your pears for the coming winter months, and the beauty is that you can then adapt them when you come to use them! Simply peel the pears, slice them in half (or quarters if you get some giant ones) and remove the seeds. Once this is done throw them in a pan of hot water with enough sugar to make a very runny syrup (you really can choose how much sugar to add at this point depending on how sweet you want them). Then just simmer them for 5-6 minutes, then using tongs pick them out and put them in jars. Finally pour the syrup into the jars to cover the pears and then seal them while they are still warm. DONE! See I told you it was easy....




Preserved Pears




When you come to use them you can either eat them with the syrup as a dessert as they are, or you can rinse them off and use them in all sorts of crumbles, pies, or other lovely pear recipes! We had them poached in red wine with cinnamon and vanilla the other night.... Gorgeous!

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You may have ditched your pears by now, websters101, but if not, I would find out what they smell like and if ok, wait and see...

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I tried this recipe and for 3 days the pears looked good, then on the fourth day the liquid became cloudy white, do I have to throw the pears away

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