Here are the last of the pears. In a hurry, what can I do? I decided to dehydrate them.
I have this cool little "apple peeler/corer" thing. But if you want, you can set it so it does NOT peel. That's what I did.
Whenever I do canning, or something like this, I try to set up a good "system" first. That makes it much easier. Here is a bowl for the cores and stems:
Here is what the pears look like coming out of the device:
And then I plopped them into a bowl of apple juice so they won't turn brown:
Here is a core after this pear was cored and sliced. Easy to slip off and discard:
Here are some draining in a colander:
I took each sliced pear and cut it in half:
Then I spread them out on the dehydrator trays:
Here is the dehydrator with most of the trays full:
And here is what was left over!
A few hours later, I have two quart sized bags of nice, chewy and sweet dehydrated pears!