Bought some wonderful "Sensation" Pears at the market for $1.00 the kilo. How could I resist? My first thought was, 'preserved pears!' There were other varieties as well and as I just love pears, we came back laden with bags of pears. Good thing we have a second fridge in the shed.
Peel and core pears. Don't discard the peels and cores, but put them in a big pot to make syrup later. Thank you for this tip, Joy! I really loved the syrup.
Pack jars with pears.
Add water and sugar to pot and bring to boil. My ratio for a medium syrup is 2 cups of water to 1 cup of sugar. This syrup was made with 9 cups of water and 4 1/2 cups of sugar. I made that much as I intend to preserve another batch of pears tomorrow.
Once the sugar has dissolved and the syrup tastes heavenly (of pears), strain liquid.
Add syrup to jars.
Put ring around top, add lid and clamp. Place in preserving kit. Fill with water.Can't wait to eat these pears!