In summer and winter season could juice is consumed by people to get instant energy and refreshment. It is a healthy idea to make homemade pear juice. Homemade juice has no side effects. You do canning the fresh fruit by using the homemade juice. Canning of pear juice at home is more nutritious, tasty and flavorful. You have to be careful when you buy canned juice from stores. But if you make pear juice at home and store it, then it is not a problem at all. There are many ways to use homemade pear juice. Fruit cocktail needs the juice. So if you do canning of the juice, then you can use it in the fruit cocktail or on any other dish.
The basic things a person needs to make a pear juice and do its canning pointed below-
- Sugar (optional)
- Spice (optional)
Processing the pear juice
You have to select a bit of firm pear. The pear should not be too soft. Otherwise, it will clog the juicer. All the pears need to wash appropriately. Then you have to cut them into pieces.
Juicer’s instruction guide must be followed when you run the pear pieces into the juicer. Pulp and juice will come out from the ingredient. Juice is strained using a strainer or soft cheesecloth — the next step to start the process of canning the juice.
- Heat the juice using water in a saucepan.
- Stir the mixture till it boils perfectly.
- Reduce the heat after boiling.
- Sugar in the pear juice helps the canned fruit in different ways. It facilitates to retain its color, texture, and shape.
- If you want the sweeter juice! Then, in that case, add sugar according to your requirement or how much sweet you want in your juice.
- Sugar alternatives like diet sugars, fewer calorie sugars, and many others added in canning.
- The fruit is to be entirely covered by carefully pouring the hot juice over the fruit in jars.
- Space of one and a half inch is to keep at the top part of the jar.
As a result, it is an essential way to canning fruits. Anyone can follow the process and continue it in managing the fruit.
Canning pears are not so delicate. They canned easily. Color, flavor, and texture remain intact throughout the whole canning process.
The two fundamental ways to safely pear are- the hot pack method and the raw pack method.
Raw pack method
Raw pack method makes the product inferior in quality. The fruit shrinks at the time of processing. It remains floated up out of the canning juice. The floating piece gets discolored and looks unappealing.
Hot pack method
Hot pack method reduces the float and discoloration of the pear or any other fruit which made for canning.
Let’s start the process of canning
How to choose the right fruit for canning?
People need to select a pear which is firm though not completely hard. Unblemished pears are always better than having slight under ripe. We all know that the overly ripe fruit floats in the jar. Their acid content is also too low. The acidity of the pear helps to preserve the fruit. Canning liquid is for giving the moisture to the fruit but not for preservation.
A systematic approach to cut the pear
At first slice off the stems from the bottom portion of the pear. You have to peel the pears using the vegetable peeler or knife. Slice out the seeds and cores by using a knife.
Preparing the pears
Acidulated water required for adequately adjusting the pear. The acidulated water made by using two tablespoons of white vinegar or lemon juice in a gallon of water. You have to take a big bowl to keep the water. According to your need, you chop the peel and core the pears in different sizes.
In some cases, full size and whole small pears may be canned or making it in halves. You add the chunks or slices in the acidulated water. It will prevent discoloration. After all the pears are mixed in the acidulated water and kept it sometime then drain carefully using a colander.
The way of cooking the pears for a short time in syrup, water or juice
Pears commonly canned in simple sugar syrup. Many people also do canning in plain water or juice. The liquid in canning is made to give a flavor to the product. White grape juice is better if anyone uses juice. It is neutral in color and flavor. When you use apple juice, then it must be diluted in 50 by 50 with the same amount of water. The apple juice is diluted so that it cannot overpower the authentic flavor of the pears. Syrup, juice or water must boil carefully. In conclusion, you have to add the chunks and simmer it for few minutes. Generally, two minutes is enough for boiling.
Step by step method of filling the canning jars
Canning jar must be clean inside and outside. Be sure it has no hole or crack.
The temperature inside the jar needs to be hot. You use warm water and empty it before filling the pot with fruit.
Transfer the pears using a spoon from the liquid.
You fill the jars with fruit by leaving a ¾ inch gap between the top of the pear and the rims of the pot.
Pack the little fruit bit tight in the jar. It will reduce the float inside.
Put the hot liquid in which the pears have simmered.
You have to leave ½ inch head space in each jar.
At last step, you wipe the jar and seal it smoothly. You have to make sure the canning lids are secured.
Taking care of the canning jar after it canned with pear
There is a need for a boiling water bath. Pint jars are boiled shower in water for about 20 minutes. On the other hand, quarts are a bath in boiled water for 25 minutes. Canning time differs from place to place. You need to adjust the system even on your altitude and location. People store it in the cellar and pantry. Sometimes, they use it for gifts.
As we research on the fact & by practical experiments; our team of experts found these ways to Make Pear Juice with a Juicer for Canning. At the end, we hope that this article will helps you to do the canning the juicer with containing all nutritious value of the juice.