Two people, four hours, 10 gallons of pears, 3 dozen jars. “Can” it be done?
Yes! We did it! Total was 24 quarts. In Canada we buy juice, milk, etc in litres, but we can our pears in quart jars, despite Bernardin’s efforts to label the box correctly – go figure. Did you spot the jar that says “Newfie Beets 1998” on it? I’ve been using that jar for 14 years, and the label still hasn’t come off in the washing/sterilizing/boiling process. What it does tell me is that I’ve been using at least some of my jars for 14 years. That’s good eco-practice, for sure. It means the jar is as old as one of my kids. hmmm.
Two jars didn’t seal, but that’s ok, we put one in the fridge and ate the other one last night for dinner. Yum.