Pear question

oasisownerOctober 4, 2012

Is there a reason pears must be canned in halves? I would like to can sliced pears. Thanks!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

I 'think' it is so that they don't get too mushy. I have often done quarters of the standard sized pears but I don't think I would go any smaller as the quarters are noticeably softer than halves get.

Depending on the variety and how ripe they are, slices could turn into pearsauce in the jar.

Dave

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 10:24AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
oasisowner

Makes sense. Thanks, Dave.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 4:28PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
pixie_lou

I do sliced pears in quarts and diced pears in pints. They are fine - not mushy. I raw pack.

I buy the canning seconds at my local orchard. I buy a couple days before I plan to can them. I let them turn yellow before canning. But I don't let them get real soft. I get Bartletts.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 9:15PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Canning Bacon ?
I just watched a video on another forum of someone...
scunningham
what i put up 2015
Looks like it's time to start this thread again, so...
misskimmie
Where did all my saved pages go?
Are they all gone or just hidden? Gee I leave for a...
ahbee01
New low fat way to make "creamy soup" !!!!!!
I got this from "Cooking Light" Most recipes...
nancyjane_gardener
preserving venison
I have questions for those of you that harvest and...
KSprairie
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™