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I went and picked a lg laundry basket full of what I thought were apples. got them home to discover that they are actually asian pears. YUM!! I had planned on making applesauce but instead would like to can them. Everything that I have read says that they're low acid. It says to add lemon juice to bring up the acidity. Will my pears taste like lemon? Can I just use the fruit fresh stuff instead? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I would just make pear sauce but a very generous Craigslister offered to bring me a bunch of apples tomorrow. I love CL.

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I don't think you'll notice the lemon juice taste....I add lemon juice to acidify tomatoes when canning and you can't tell. Just follow the instructions, you should be safe. They sound yummy!
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I would test it out to be sure first. Tomatoes are already boarderline with the acidity. If you have access to a pressure canner, I would go that route.
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I've never canned but we've been eating pounds and pounds of Asian pears from my parents trees. I wish I could can them
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We don't have a pressure canner and is says that you can hot pack with a water bath but I'm trying to stay away from all the sugar and. I would really like to can them with in water with the least amount of additional ingrediants.
I think I'll try the lemon juice~ Thanks
and natesgirl, I had no idea what asian pears were until we went and picked these and I'm jealous that your parents have these trees in their yard...lucky girl!
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We don't have a pressure canner and is says that you can hot pack with a water bath but I'm trying to stay away from all the sugar and. I would really like to can them with in water with the least amount of additional ingrediants.
I think I'll try the lemon juice~ Thanks
and natesgirl, I had no idea what asian pears were until we went and picked these and I'm jealous that your parents have these trees in their yard...lucky girl!
they are so crisp and amazing cold! yum I don't live with them though they brought them on the plane. it was HEAVY
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