Well - no - that is so untrue -
They are delicious and I love them -
sort of ...
I never can be definitive on things like this.
Things like what is my favorite __________?
GOOD GRIEF! Do people really have favorites?
Doesn't that get a little boring? I love blue but please don't inflict it on me everywhere! And which blue? Except when I love red, pink - no yellow - wait - what about green, but my bedroom is periwinkle - and orange is an age in and of itself ...
Pears are like that.
Each pear is its own category. I prefer Bartletts, ripened just so, not grainy (uggh the skins!) but so good to eat in hand - except that stringy part near the core - and dried they are heavenly.
Canning them is the same.
( This year my son's wife, Casey, was here to help out -she's fast! )
- and cored,
firm and white.
We like a light syrup - only 1 cup of sugar to about 4 of water - and yes always a hot syrup to start them off with.
It's such a process.
Just call me picky.
My husband knows
- he helps every time.
(he's fast and strong)
And since Casey was here, and she hasn't participated in canning before,
we demonstrate a jar of grapes and a jar of tomatoes.
But that's not the pears fault!
I think I'm in love ...