Canning Asian Pears using Tattler Seals and Lids

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Once when I was in the grocery store, they were having an awesome sale on Asian Pears. So good of a sale, I just couldn’t pass them up. I had never even heard of Asian Pears, but I knew Graham likes pears so thought I would pick some up and can them so we can use them over Winter.

 

home canning fruit to enjoy during Winter

Asian Pears are a cross between an apple and a pear. They have the shape of a large apple – this variety did. There are apparently about 10 varieties of Asian Pears.

I got the water bath canner out, filled it with water and put 9 clean jars in there to be sterilized. I leave the jars in for 10 minutes AFTER the water begins to boil.

 

growing fruit

I got a large bowl ready to receive the sliced fruit. I didn’t want the fruit turning brown so I crushed 1 tsp of Vitamin C into each gallon of water. This ascorbic acid will help the pears keep their nice light colour. They went from being sliced to being placed in the bowl of water immediately.

 

 

home canning and preserving fruit

Since these are a low acid fruit, in order to water bath can them, I needed to add lemon juice to each of the jars.

I got a Light Syrup going on the stove by mixing 1 1/2 cups of sugar in 5 3/4 cups of water. Heat this and then drain the Asian Pears from the Vitamin C solution and carefully add them to the Syrup. Heat them through and then you can add them to your jars (called Hot Pack).

 

 

it's great to have fruit home canned on hand for the winter months.

I added the slices and syrup to each of the jars and wiped the rims.

 

Meanwhile, I had put my Tattler reusable canning lids and seals in hot hot water and left them in there for about 10 minutes.

 

 

Put the Tattler sealing ring around the lid as shown in the picture. Place on top of each jar.

 

 

Use Tattler rings and seals when you do home preserving

Now screw the canning jar band on. Make sure to leave the band slightly loose on the jar. You do NOT overtighten Tattler lids before processing – that comes after you remove them from the water bath.

 

 

The finished product, after being in the water bath for 20 minutes. As soon as I took them out, I tightened the bands. This is the way the Tattler lids work. It’s different from the usual seals and lids, but Tattler is unusual! Why? Because you can reuse and reuse and reuse these rings and lids over many years. If you’ve never tried Tattler lids and seals, order some today and give them a try.

 

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Water Bath Canner – Everything You Need is Here

Water Bath Canner Sale

Amazon has a great deal on a water bath Canning Kit – it’s 48% off. I’m not sure how long the sale will last. This is the same canner that we use for so many things. Every fruit and vegetable that does NOT need to be pressure canned, we can in this water bath canner.

 

Water Bath Canner Sale

 

Since it comes with the rack and colander, this is a great deal. Also included is the canning kit accessories, which you really do need for safe canning.

Here’s a list of what is included in this set:

  • 9-piece canning kit includes 21-quart canner, canner lid, 7-jar rack, 9-inch colander, lid wrench, funnel, tongs, jar lifter, and magnetic lid lifter
  • Durable enamel-on-steel construction heats quickly and efficiently
  • Side loop handles help ensure safe, secure transport; coated stay-cool tool handles
  • Domed lid with loop handle helps trap in heat for faster boiling
  • Safe to use on both gas and electric stovetops; hand wash
  • Note: Do not use on glass cooktops (does not have a flat bottom)

It’s a great deal and right now it’s 44% off! Spend less than $40 and get the whole kit – you will be completely prepared to can all kinds of fruits and vegetables.

 

Can your own cherries

 

Here’s my recipe and process for canning cherries. Think about buying some in bulk this year, canning them and then enjoying them in the winter without paying the higher price! If you are fortunate enough to have your own cherry tree, the berries are free – an even better deal!

Want to plant fruit trees but not sure how to? Read all about it here and start getting a few fruit trees in the ground – they will last for decades!

 

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