Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Freezing Bartlett pears?

  1. #1
    Merryb Guest

    Default Freezing Bartlett pears?

    Can it be done? I've never seen them, probably for a reason...

  2. #2
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Freezing Bartlett pears?

    Merryb wrote:
    > Can it be done? I've never seen them, probably for a reason...


    You can freeze any variety of pear but the quality may suffer due to
    breakdown of the cell walls by the freezing. I have, in the past, canned
    Bartlett's in a light syrup. I did canning pears this year in a Splenda
    syrup and they came out very nice. I put them up in quarts, just about
    right for a cobbler or pie for two.

    I have some nice recipes for pear halves if anyone is interested. May
    have posted them here before IIRC. Cinnamon pears made with red hots
    candies and creme de menthe pears.

  3. #3
    Merryb Guest

    Default Re: Freezing Bartlett pears?

    On Sep 18, 11:22*am, George Shirley <gsh...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
    > Merryb wrote:
    > > Can it be done? I've never seen them, probably for a reason...

    >
    > You can freeze any variety of pear but the quality may suffer due to
    > breakdown of the cell walls by the freezing. I have, in the past, canned
    > Bartlett's in a light syrup. I did canning pears this year in a Splenda
    > syrup and they came out very nice. I put them up in quarts, just about
    > right for a cobbler or pie for two.
    >
    > I have some nice recipes for pear halves if anyone is interested. May
    > have posted them here before IIRC. Cinnamon pears made with red hots
    > candies and creme de menthe pears.


    Thanks for the reply- I have never canned any fruit, except for jam/
    jelly. I do have a bunch of quart jars, so maybe I'd be best off doing
    that instead of freezing. There is a first time for everything!

  4. #4
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Freezing Bartlett pears?

    Merryb wrote:
    > On Sep 18, 11:22 am, George Shirley <gsh...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
    >> Merryb wrote:
    >>> Can it be done? I've never seen them, probably for a reason...

    >> You can freeze any variety of pear but the quality may suffer due to
    >> breakdown of the cell walls by the freezing. I have, in the past, canned
    >> Bartlett's in a light syrup. I did canning pears this year in a Splenda
    >> syrup and they came out very nice. I put them up in quarts, just about
    >> right for a cobbler or pie for two.
    >>
    >> I have some nice recipes for pear halves if anyone is interested. May
    >> have posted them here before IIRC. Cinnamon pears made with red hots
    >> candies and creme de menthe pears.

    >
    > Thanks for the reply- I have never canned any fruit, except for jam/
    > jelly. I do have a bunch of quart jars, so maybe I'd be best off doing
    > that instead of freezing. There is a first time for everything!


    With a syrup they can be water bath canned. I usually use a light or
    extra light syrup plus a little citric acid and they do right well. If
    you treat the sliced fruit with ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)in water they
    will stay white. I generally just crush a few 1000 mg Vitamin C tablets
    and mix it with the water. Lots cheaper than Fruit Fresh.

    The Ball Big Book and the SETP both have recipes as do other versions of
    the BBB.

  5. #5
    Mimi Guest

    Default Re: Freezing Bartlett pears?

    If you are pressed for time (like me) and if you are going to be using
    them later for making pear butter/sauce/juice for pear jelly then you
    can freeze them.


  6. #6
    mvcathey is offline Assistant Cook
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    1

    Default

    Thanks for all of these tips. I've managed to freeze several different fruits adequately but I've never been able to successfully freeze pears.

    Thanks again,
    M_C

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32