Thursday, October 06, 2011
Home Storage Skills for the idea. I washed and quartered the pears (and I took the stems off since stems in grape juice does affect the flavor of the juice), and cooked them for 2 hours in my steam juicer. With grapes 2 hours gets jut about all the juice out, but the pears had hardly cooked down at all. I could have given them another hour, but I decided to call it good. I didn't want to cook so much of the juice out that the sauce had no flavor left. After they cooled a bit in the juicer, I scooped everything into the strainer, and ended up with 4 quarts of juice (plus a little that we drank already- it's delicious) and 6 quarts of sauce- which is still on the runny side. I really probably should have cooked the pears for another hour in the juicer. The sauce was still plenty sweet.