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Pear Cranberry Pie Filling
Fresh Pears and Cranberries marry beautifully together in this delicious pie filling. Pears with cranberries..the perfect winter fruit pie filling. A few weeks ago I stopped at my favorite orchard located in Bonduel WI called: Everflow Orchard. We have been stopping at Everflow Orchard ever since we moved “up north” over 5 years ago. With over 40 varieties of apples plus plums and pears, you will definitely find something tasty to snack on. Plus, they offer free samples. Stop by Everflow Orchard and check out all they have to offer. You’ll be so glad you did! Did I mention they sell farm fresh eggs? Nothing beats farm fresh eggs in my book! Pear Cranberry Pie Filling is a true delight.
Recipe Note: This recipe can easily be doubled. I forgot to remove the air-bubbles *See pictures above* It didn’t effect the taste or texture of the pie filling. You can also make this delicious recipe for Rustic Pear Cranberry Tart using Pear Cranberry Pie Filling. Still on the fence about Pear Cranberry Pie Filling? Don’t be, the natural sweetness from the pears offsets the tartness of the cranberries beautifully making this pie filling my favorite.
- 2 pounds
firm pears (6 cups sliced)
- 2 cups
- 1 1/2 cups
- 1/2 cup
- 1 cup
- 1 1/2 cups
white grape juice
- 4 tablespoons
bottled lemon juice
- 1/8 teaspoon
- Wash, peel and core pears. Prepare slices 1/2-inch wide and place in a large bowl containing water and 1/4 cup lemon juice, to prevent browning. In a large pan, bring 6 to 8 cups of water to a boil. Add batches of pears, then cranberries, boil for 1 minute after the water returns to a boil. Drain, but keep heated fruit in a covered bowl or pot.
- Combine sugar, clear jel and spice in a large kettle with water and apple juice. Stir and cook on medium-high heat until mixture thickens and begins to bubble. Add lemon juice and boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Fold in drained pear slices and cranberries, immediately fill hot jars with mixture without delay, leaving 1 1/2 inch headspace. *Remove air bubbles*. Wipe rims of jars with a dampened, clean towel. Adjust lid and process immediately.
- Process in a water bath canner for 25 minutes at a full boil.
- Carefully remove jars with tongs, leave on counter top undisturbed for 24 hours.