While most people in the Northeast have put away their boiling water canners, a few indefatigable preserving mavens burned the late October oil to participate in this month's preserving challenge: Pears.
Here's a roundup of the participants this month:
From Annabelle of Calamity Shazaam in the Kitchen:
Pear Confit made with Cava
And Hungry Bruno submitted this lovely and inspired pear, port and thyme conserve:
Pat from the aptly named Kitchen Jam made a wonderful Pear and Honey Preserve
Tania from the Musing Bouche answered the call with her delicious Pear Butter. I can almost smell the aroma of sweet pears:
Because our numbers have dropped so dramatically from last challenge to this one, we'll suspend our Can-o-rama challenges until strawberries come back into season in the spring. I know that's a long way away, but trust me...once we get going again, we will have weekly challenges and fruit comes in and goes out of season.
In the meantime, enjoy your marmalades, your chutneys and all your tropical fruit preserves!
See you in the spring!