How to cook stewed pears
Stewed pears - perfect drink to quench their thirst in the summer. In addition, it will warm in the winter, filling the room with summer scents and memories. Easy and pleasant to the taste, the compote will be the favorite in your family.
You will need:
Based on 1 liter of water - 10 pears; - 250 grams of sugar; - Citric acid on the tip of a knife; - Vanillin; - Cinnamon and cloves (to taste).
Instruction how to cook stewed pears
To prepare compote take the firm fruit, with good skin, no dents, cracks and rot. They may not be very mature, but in the compote will be fragrant and soft, giving him all the freshness and sweetness.
Sterilize jars over boiling water or wash them with hot water and send it out to dry in the oven. Also sterilize iron cover, hold them for 2-3 minutes in boiling water.
Small fruit can be put into the banks as a whole, and large cut in half or into quarters. Peel pears have in this case, not scraped off, so better to keep slices shape and taste.
Lay the slices of pears in banks so that banks are filled with the fruits of about a third. Do not pack pear tight, so as not to mash them, otherwise they will turn into a compote to mush. Whole pears better to put on the bottom of the banks, and wedges - on the edges.
Boil water and pour it into the jars with pears, cover and let stand for 10-15 minutes. Then drain the water in a separate pot, boil again and pour into jars. This is to ensure that the pear syrup gave their sweetness and flavor.
After the pear will settle to the bottom of the cans, it is necessary to drain the water again, and bring to a boil, adding to it sugar, to taste - a pinch of vanilla. Lovers of spicy flavor stewed fruit can also add a pinch of cinnamon and cloves. Some housewives are added to the finished compote orange or lemon zest. The taste turns sour, spicy and perfectly quenches thirst in the heat of summer.
Pour the pears, roll up the jar, put in a warm place for the cover, wrap up well. When banks have cooled, they can be turned over and send in the pantry or in the refrigerator for storage.