Canning Pears

Discussion in 'General Food and Foraging Discussion' started by DrewDrew, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. DrewDrew

    DrewDrew Member

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    Has anybody tried canning pears without peeling them?
     
  2. netandtim

    netandtim Well-Known Member

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    We always peel our pears because the skins can become tough and bitter. I've not known anyone who left the skins on.
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  3. JeepHammer

    JeepHammer Well-Known Member

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    I peel.

    I dry with skin on, but I peel anything I can.

    Grandparents used to have a kind of pear they canned with skin on, but I can't find another tree like it.
    Pears turned yellow and had the smoothest skin, they were almost the shape of an apple too...
     
  4. TechAdmin

    TechAdmin Administrator Staff Member

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    Why would you not want to peel them? Nutritional value of the skin?
     
  5. JeepHammer

    JeepHammer Well-Known Member

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    Extra work in my case, I'm lazy!
    I'd leave the skin on if it didn't turn waxy and bitter.
     
  6. netandtim

    netandtim Well-Known Member

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    To me, it's like finding tomato skins in my sauce. Blech :p
     
  7. coinguy

    coinguy Well-Known Member

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    Around here, they call that an oriental or chinese pear. About the only kind that will grow here in the desert heat.

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