Pear harvest to canning ?
Hello canning friends, I am back to this forum for some much needed advice. My last and only attempt at canning was some months back with strawberries, it was not the greatest results, they tasted very metalic and never did gel up nice, so now I have a loaded pear tree I believe its bartlet anyway they are very hard and need ALOT of cooking to make softer, I bought the ball blue book and have a recipe I want to try but I really need to cook the pears much longer than the recipe notes. This is the question can I cook the pears to the tenderness that I desire then follow the recipe after that? And if so should I just cook them in water? I bought a new pan that is enamel istead of the metal pan I used for the strawberries, I hope that will take care of the metalic aftertaste. Thanks for the advice :o)Deanna