making pear preserves

@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
United States
September 12, 2008 7:18am CST
does anyone still do this besides me. i made 14 pints of pear preserves yesterday. it is alot of work but they are sooo good. i enjoy doing things like that, do you?
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
15 Sep 08
I have always wanted to can things, but never had the time. I'm sure it's something that would just take a while, and I have cookbooks for it. One of these days I'll do it because I love being able to eat fresh things all year long!
@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
15 Sep 08
it's fun but alot of work. to see all those pretty jars of things makes you feelproud of yourself. lol
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
15 Sep 08
My grandmothers always canned and made jellies. It would really remind me of them. I think I'm going to have to start taking it seriously and look into it a bit more!
@salonga (27858)
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
Do you have your own pear tree? Pear do not grow here in the Philippines so I only see pear trees in the pictures. I only buy pears from the market because I love pears just as I love apples and my twin grandchildren love eating pears with me. It's only from you that I learned about pear preserves and I wish I can make too. How about sharing to me how it is done? Thanks!
@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
13 Sep 08
no, i have a good friend that has a tree & they are really nice, big pears. she doesn't do a thing with them. i cooked some other night for supper. they were so good. i didn't know u had twin grandchildren, that's wonderful. i have 2 grands, one boy & one girl . i love them sooooooo much . i'd be glad to tell u how i make preserves. --peel & slice your pears real thin. u can do as many as u like at one time. after u get the pears sliced up ,u use 1/2 as much sugar as u have pears . example: 8 cups of pears,4 cups of sugar.add sugar & pears together & stir real good till they are juicy,add lemon juice. i never measure it i just pour some in there. start them off on low heat so they want stick. u have to do alot of stirring.it takes a long time for them to cook. i'm talking hours. stir frequently. when u can spin a thread w/them turn off heat. let them set 24 hrs. heat them back up after 24hrs. on real low heat till they come to a boil.stir, stir, stir. heat your fruit jars & lids in boiling water.you are ready to can them. if you have any questions feel free to ask. hope u get to make some & they turn out real good.
@salonga (27858)
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
Oh it is so sweet of you to take time telling me the procedures. I am going to the market to buy some pears today being weekend. I will do as you instructed. I'm sure I can make it, your instruction is very clear..thanks a lot! Yes I have twin grandchildren. Not by my own child but by my niece. They are always with me. Just like you with yours, I love the sooo much too.
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Hi antiquelady... Wow!! That is alot of work...but worth it....I don't make preserves...but my grama canned everything she could get her hands on... I never really did learn how to do it, but I am sure if I had a recipe I could make them... They sound wonderful....How long will 14 pints last you?
@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
12 Sep 08
i use to do that when i was in btter health. i still do some & put things in the freezer. i do enjoy doing it but my health is bad & i can't do alot of things i'd like to do. i might eat a couple of jars . i'll end up sharing ti w/my family & friends. the young man next door came over when i was making them & had to taste them . he said they were really good so there goes one jar. lol. my oldest sun really likes them so & so fourth.lol.wish u were close i'd give u a jar to. have a good weekend. jo
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
12 Sep 08
It makes it all the more worth it when others like what you make....I would love to have one...thank you..*smiles* It's got to be hard not to beable to do as much as you used to...at least you can still do some...
@nanayangel (7860)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
Hi there Antique Lady! I don't do that anymore. I only tried doing that in our Technology and Home Economics when I was in Grade Six. We preserved eggs. It smelled like hell but it tasted really good.
@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
12 Sep 08
glad they were better than they smelled. lol greetings from tennessee.
@riyasam (16571)
• India
12 Sep 08
egg pseseves!!!!!now that is something i havent heard about.
• United States
15 Sep 08
I never have. I will have to try it one of these days-- when I have my own kitchen again.
@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
15 Sep 08
no kitchen? that's awful. hope u get one soon. greetings from tennessee.
@hardluck (375)
• United States
12 Sep 08
My Grandmother use to do something with pears, like pear preserves, but she made a piece of dough in a cricle and put the cooked pears in it and fold it over and seal the edge, and fry them to a golden brown. You ever do any thing like that?
@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
13 Sep 08
no, i haven't. sounds good tho. i make pear pies, u can't tell them from apple pie. i also like cooked pears, just fry them like u do apples.
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
12 Sep 08
If Kroger's, Food City or Ingle's doesn't have it, neither do I.. I wouldn't even begin to know how to preserve pears and although I love a good fresh pear, I am not sure that I would like pear preserves.. You are an industrious lady to do that many in one day.. How long will the 14 pints last you?? I hope long enough to make it worth your while doing all the hard work.. I do remember when I was growing up, my mother canned peaches, pears, blackberries and anything else that she could get her hands on.. I helped but I wasn't that impressed with any of the aspects of canning, so that was as far as it went with me.. Good going Antiquelady, hope you enjoy every bite of them..
@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
12 Sep 08
it is alot of hard work but i enjoy doing it. use to do alot more but my bad health gets in the way. one of my sons loves them. i probably want end up eating 2 jars of them, usually give most of it away. i know it's silly to spend all the money for sugar but a friend of mine gave me the pears & they are really good ones. have a good weekend.
@teka44 (3425)
• Brazil
12 Sep 08
Hi antiquelady, how are you? Yes, I do. I love to make preserves and jelly. I use to do jelly with fruits that are on season so I can have jelly of this fruit the whole year. It worth the work and I really enjoy and have fun doing those things. Have a nice day dear.
@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
12 Sep 08
thank you & i hope u have a good weekend. it's nice to have all those good things made, isn't it.i really enjoy doing it but just can't hold up to doing it like iuse to.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
12 Sep 08
I do not think I have ever got to try ppear preserves. I love pears though and would love to be able to try them sometime. I need to go pick me some pears from the neighbors dads house too.
@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
12 Sep 08
well, if u ever get to martin, tennessee we'll see that you get to try dome.
@riyasam (16571)
• India
12 Sep 08
i love pears but i have never made pear reserves.i will try it one day.
@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
12 Sep 08
they are really good. a friend of mine has a great pear tree. imake pear pies just like i di apple & i cook them just like i do apples.they are yummy.
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
12 Sep 08
never doing it for preserve but love to eat fresh everyday.