Every year we go up to North Georgia and pick apples. When we come home I make applesauce and freezer apple pies. Last year, my husband's father gave us some pears and I mixed the pears and apples together to make pear applesauce. It was so yummy!
This year, they sent 80 lbs of pears! Yes, 80! I already put up 40 lbs which turned into 5 quarts of pearsauce. It is really good. These pears are tart, so I added a little sugar. It turned out so good!
Here's what we did:
Sort and wash pears
Peel them...or get some helpers...
lots of help...
cut pear away from the core and put in a large pot
a very large pot...add about 1/2 cup water, juice of one lemon, cover and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer until completely soft and mashable.
Mash them and taste them...if it's too tart, add a little sugar. I added about 1/4 cup sugar for the whole pot and some cinnamon.
fill sterilized jars and add rings and lids...process in water bath for 25-30 minutes...
ta-da! There you go!
According to my Ball Blue Book, you process these in water bath for 25-30 minutes. I decided to do full 30 minutes.