Good evening! Happy Monday!
Last night I made some homemade pear & applesauce. It's really yummy and you should give it a try. I made it up one day with fruit that was going to go bad. So I decided well pears and apples would make a good applesauce. It was so good I decided to make it again and this time I canned it. The trick is to let the fruit set out until it gets soft, about 3 to 5 days after purchasing it.
Here is the recipe;
2 cups of water
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 Fuji Apples with skins removed and cut into slices or junks
4 Bartlett Pears with skins removed and cut into slices or junks
4 Red Pears with skins removed and cut into slices or junks
few drop of lemon juice
Also be sure to remove the cores from each pear and apple.
Altogether you will need 12 pieces of fruit, if you want more apple taste use more apples then pears, or an even amount of apples to the pears.
Makes 4 16 oz jars. (I used the Ball Collection Elite Jars, the one photographed on the right).
Add all the fruit to a pot, then add 2 cups of water, 1 1/2 cups sugar and cook until apples and pears are really soft, then use a potato masher and mash the apples and pears into a sauce, it will be a bit chunky, but that is the good part. It's a slightly chunky Pear & Applesauce.
I used the water bath canning technique to can me Pear & Applesauce. Here are some directions, it's not hard. But be sure to read it very well for food safety reasons. If you don't have the supplies such as jars and a water bath canner you will have to make a small investment in supplies. It's worth it, you can make homemade jellies and jams and can your own fruit and veggies you grow in your own yard or on your own property, or perhaps fruit that is given to you from friends or family that grow their own.
More information about canning can be found on Ball and Simply Canning.
Have a wonderful week! ~Kat