Sweet and juicy pears are a special taste of the end of summer! Unfortunately, they do not withstand long-term storage, so keeping them fresh is difficult. Homemade jam recipes come to the rescue. Cooking pears in syrup for the winter is one of the best ways to preserve them and cheer you up during the fall and winter blues.
How to cook pears in syrup?
We do not promise willow pears, but we guarantee that anyone can cook pears in canned syrup, even a novice chef, for whom making homemade jam is a novelty.
Which pears are better? Try to choose fruits that are not too ripe, a little hard and firm in consistency. Thanks to the processing and sweet brine, they will become soft, but will not fall apart.
- 1 kg of canned pears will need 600 ml of water,
- 1 glass of sugar (cane sugar),
- 2 tablespoons of vanilla sugar and juice from one large lemon.
Method of preparation: wash pears, peel, cut seeds and cut into quarters. Divide them into steamed and dry jars. The fruit must fill the volume with the vessel. In a large saucepan, bring water, lemon juice, and two types of sugar to a boil. When the syrup is thick and hot, pour the pears into it. Cover tightly and pasteurize for 15 minutes. It couldn't be easier!
How to store pears in syrup? Find a cool, dry place for them, preferably with limited sunlight. A basement, pantry or kitchen cupboard away from the stove and stove will do just fine.
Pear additions in syrup
We've laid out the basic recipe for this sweet dish, but it's worth knowing that there are many delicious ways to spice it up. Beans extracted from the vanilla pod can be used in place of vanilla sugar. It is worth adding a few carnations to jars of pears. Cinnamon and nutmeg also enhance the flavor of pears. An interesting solution is to put a few thin slices of orange and lemon in the jars.
Why use pears in syrup?
The world of delicious desserts is open to you. Pears taken out of syrup are great for pies, cake, waffles, as well as for desserts with cream and ice cream. You can add them to your morning oatmeal or sweet omelette. Interestingly, they also pair well with salty dishes, especially refined grilled meats such as duck, turkey, and pork loin.
Like most fruits, pears are most nutritious when raw. However, it cannot be denied that in any form they are a valuable addition to the menu. In folk medicine, pear infusions were prepared to relieve colds. They even dealt with the excruciating cough. It is now known that in addition to strengthening the immune system (which is especially useful in winter), pears are a good source of iodine, which has a beneficial effect on the thyroid gland. They also contain boron, which protects against osteoporosis and provides mental clarity. Eating pears can reduce the risk of stroke and high blood pressure. Don't forget about them when visiting the grocery store.