August is one of the hottest months for Louisiana. It is also the month to harvest pears. With two trees full I do have some goals this summer.
Goal #1 – actually pick some pears this year
Goal #2 – can some pears this year
Goal #3 – bake with these pears – galette, pie, cakes
Yesterday before it got tooooo hot (actually got to 101 —- AGAIN) I picked a large bucket of pears. I will probably do that a couple of times in the next few days. So Goal #1 has been met. The hardest part of canning pears is the peeling. They are not easy to peel.I did put up 4 quarts before my thumbs wore out. So much for Goal #2. Only one left is to bake with the pears. That will have to wait until I finish my TWD challenge. That rustic fruit galette from last week’s TWD will be good with those home canned pears.
(NB: when you are cutting up the fruit – pears, apples, peaches, etc – they tend to brown easily. If you don’t have something like Fruit Fresh, you can crush up about 5 Vitamin C tablets in a gallon of water and store your fruit in that as you peel.)