How to Make Pear Preserve in 7 Easy Steps

This blog post will show you how to make pear preserve in 7 easy steps. You will need some canning supplies and fresh pears to get started.

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If you’re looking for a delicious and easy way to preserve fresh pears, look no further than this Pear Preserve recipe. Made with just a few simple ingredients, this preserve is perfect for spreading on toast or serving alongside cheese and crackers. In just 7 easy steps, you can have homemade pear preserve that will last for months.

What You’ll Need

-6 cups of pears, cored and diced
-6 cups sugar
-1 cup water
-1 lemon, juiced

1. Combine the pears, sugar and water in a large saucepan over medium heat.
2. Cook stirring occasionally, for about 45 minutes to dissolved the sugar.
3. Remove from heat and add the lemon juice
4. Ladle into sterilized jars, seal and store in a cool, dark place for up to 1 year.

Step One: Preparing the Pears

The first step to making perfect pear preserve is to select the right pear. You want a pear that is ripe but not too ripe. If the pear is too ripe, it will turn to mush when cooked. If it’s not ripe enough, it will be hard and won’t have the right flavor. The best pears for preserves are Anjou, Bartlett, or Bosc pears.

Once you’ve selected your pears, wash them thoroughly. Next, cut off the stem and blossom end of each pear. Cut the pears into quarters or eighths, depending on their size.

Now you’re ready to begin cooking your preserve.

Step Two: Cooking the Pears

In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and lemon juice Stir over low heat until the sugar has dissolved.

Add the pears and increase the heat to medium. Cook for 10 minutes, or until the pears are tender.

Remove from the heat and let cool.

Step Three: Adding the Sugar

Once you’ve added the sugar, you’ll want to stir it gently until it’s completely dissolved. You don’t want to add too much sugar at once, or else it will take longer to dissolve and could cause the preserve to be too sweet.

Step Four: Skimming the Foam

Once the pears are boiling, you’ll need to skim off the foam that rises to the surface. This is easy to do with a spoon. Just scoop it off and discard it.

Step Five: Testing the Preserve

Once the preserve has thickened to your liking, remove it from the heat and spoon a small amount onto a plate. Let it cool for a minute, then push it with your finger. If the preserve wrinkled and held its shape, it is done. If not, put it back on the heat and cook for another few minutes before testing again.

Step Six: Filling the Jars

To fill the jars, begin by ladling the pear mixture into each one, leaving about ½ inch of headspace. Next, using a clean cloth or paper towel, wipe the rims of the jars to remove any sticky residue. Finally, place the lids on the jars and screw on the rings until they are tight.

Step Seven: Sealing the Jars

The final step in making your pear preserves is sealing the jars. canning jars come with either screw-on lids or snap lids. If you are using screw-on lids, simply screw them on snugly but not too tightly. You should be able to unscrew them easily with your fingers. If you are using snap lids, make sure the rubber seal is clean and free of any nicks. Place the lid on the jar and screw on the ring until it is tight.

Once all of your jars are sealed, you can store them in a cool, dark place for up to one year. Be sure to label them with the date so you know when they were made. When you are ready to enjoy your pear preserves, simply unscrew the lid and enjoy!

Storing the Pear Preserve

Once you have made your pear preserve, it is important to store it correctly to ensure that it will last. The best way to store preserve is in a cool, dark place. If you are storing it in a cupboard, make sure that the door to the cupboard is not exposed to direct sunlight. If you are storing it in the fridge, make sure that it is in an airtight container so that it does not absorb any strong smells from the fridge. Properly stored, pear preserve will last for up to 12 months.