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So in keeping with my newly determined resolution to use all the free produce that I get I decided to do something with these pears yesterday. As you can see they were very ripe and pretty mushy.
I washed them up and ran them through my jelly strainer. If you do it this way you don't have to peel anything or de-seed them.
Here's the pear after I ran it through the strainer.
At the same time I cut up some very wormy apples that I got for free and put them in a pot of boiling water. I boiled them down until they got mushy.
Then I ran the mushy apples through the strainer and mixed it in with the strained pears.
I then added brown sugar. I'm not sure how much, you will just have to do a taste test to see when you think you have enough added as it will depend on how much fruit you use.
Then fill the jars! make sure you leave headspace. I'm all out of pints for the year so i put mine in jelly jars which is fine because that will make a serving for each of us:)
Then stick them in the hot water bather and process for 15 minutes.
Tada! Pear Sauce! It's pretty and yummy! You can use it in the place of applesauce in recipes or just eat plain. If you pears are a little nicer you might just want to try Canning Pears instead!
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