Canning Pears

Woo hoo!  I’m all done canning for the year!!!!!
I think that every sentence in this post will end with an exclamation!
I am thrilled to have all of my canning done and I love gazing at all of those colourful jars in the pantry!
Seriously!!
Yay!

My friend Kara gave me a bunch of lovely pears that I just had to can for winter.
The kids have already gone through half of our canned peaches ~ time to stock up!
I started by peeling, coring and slicing the pears.  Darcy helped with the peeling {thanks hun!} and this corer that I picked up years ago from IKEA has been put to good use this year.
Then I soaked the pears in a lemon water solution.  I used about 1 cup of lemon juice and enough water to cover everything for 12 pints of pears.
I drained, rinsed and set aside the pears.
Then I made a light syrup using 2 cups of sugar in 2 quarts of water.  I brought the syrup to a boil then added the pears.  I cooked them for 5 – 10mins.

I placed the pears into my hot, sterilized jars.

And filled the jars with syrup.  I used a knife to help get air bubbles out.  Then I put a lid and ring on and processed for 20-25 minutes.

12 pints of pears to add to our Winter Pantry.
Thank you so much for following along.
I hope that I have inspired you to start canning or even just to try a new recipe!
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