Canned Spiced Vanilla Pears
6 lbs pears
The pears need to be peeled, cored and then put in a bowl of cold water that has a little lemon juice in it to keep the pears from turning brown while you peel.
Then I made a light syrup (3 cups sugar and 9 cups water) and I added a broken up stick of cinnamon, some vanilla (I didn't measure a teaspoon or two), and a little sprinkling of ground cloves (I was going to just add a whole clove to each jar but I couldn't find the whole cloves). I put the pears in this and boiled it for a little bit (not long just enough to get them hot).
I put them in jars and water bathed canned them for 25 minutes.
I ended up with 7 1/2 pints.
I also had to blanch the spinach today and get it in the freezer.
While I was canning and then blanching I have also been making yogurt. I am just waiting for it to cool down to 100 degrees F. so that I can put it in jars and put it in the oven.
For supper I have a boiled ham dinner going. I am just about ready to add the potatoes and carrots since I'll be using our canned potatoes and carrots in it.