• Pears (I used the ones from near the school this time).
• 2 Oranges
• Cinnamon Stick
• Wooden chopping board
• Sugar syrup (you'll make your own)
• Kilner type preserving jars
• Potato peeler
• Sharp knife
|A Lovely Pair of Oranges|
- Thinly peel the zest off the oranges.
- Get a large bowl and squeeze the 2 oranges into it. This is where you'll place the pears after you've peeled and cored them -- it prevents them from browning and adds flavour.
- Using the potato peeler, peel the pears.
- Cut the pears in half and then quarters or more removing the cores and stalks as you go.
|Poaching The Pears|
|Cover in Syrup in Sterilised Preserving Jars|
- When the sugar syrup boils, put your pear slices in and bring it back to the boil. Poach the pears for about 15 mins or until they begin to turn translucent.
- Then top up the jars with hot syrup. Make sure the pears are fully covered. I added a small amount of the orange zest to each jar at this stage.
- Carefully close the lids and seal them securely.
- Some folk turn the jars upside down for ten minutes to help them seal.
- Then wipe the jars down and leave them on the wooden board to cool down.
|I Can't Wait To Try These|
Finally, add the labels and store.