Wednesday, September 23, 2015
We have two long-standing pear trees on our property. They produce on a bi-annual basis, and this was the "on" year.
The pears were cleaned, pared, and trimmed to produce usable fruit. Raisins and lemons were added to the pears before chopping everything in the food processor.
Sugar and spices were added to the fruit, and the mixture was cooked down to make a thick sauce.
The end result, after a hot-water canning bath, is several quarts of pear mincemeat for the cupboard.
We add sliced apples to the mincement to produce some wonderful pies... Yum, Yum!