We were given a bag full of pears from my wonderful sister in law, off the tree in their garden at the social club. Now the mini’s love pears and ate lots, but I wanted to do something with the rest of them to remind us of Autumn all through the dark and cold winter and also to give as gifts for our Thrifty Christmas.
So we decided to make a pear butter/jam thing. MadDad set too pealing all the pears, whilst I cored them and he then chopped them. We put the in the slow cooker with a little water and left them to cook over night on low.
I then blended them in the Magimix and popped them back the slow cooker, along with the zest and juice of 4 oranges and a teaspoon of all spice and let it cook down until it mounded on the spoon.
Whilst they were cooking I popped all the jars and lids in the dish washer and set it on a hot wash.
Then I Jared them all up and popped them in a large casserole pan of boiling water for 10 minutes.
Et voila yummy pear butter. Now to make the labels and store.
All this productiveness makes me feel so much better. Sorry for all the self pity. We will manage and Christmas will be fantastic because I am going to be fine and we will spend it together as a family. Thank you for all the kind words and thoughts. Things can only get better.