It’s Fall, my favorite time of year! We don’t get much Fall weather in San Diego; in fact, it’s October 15th, and it’s 98 degrees today! This nasty weather doesn’t keep me from wanting to partake in my favorite Fall activities. One of those activities is making preserves. What says “Fall” more than apples and pears? Yesterday, I made my first batch of pear-apple preserves. All I can say is, “Lord have mercy!” That stuff is amazing!
When I lived in Chicago, we had an enormous pear tree. The squirrels ate most of them. I wish I loved cooking back then. When I think of all those pears I didn’t turn into pies, tarts and jam, I get a little sad. But, let’s not dwell on the past.
I’m starting to realize that preserve making is a breeze! For every pound of fruit, I add a cup of sugar. Add to that some lemon juice, zest, and a few spices, and you’ve got some delicious preserves in the making. The only thing left in question is who you’ll share them with.