Bottling pears

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Sarsox

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Bottling pears
« on: October 19, 2013, 18:39 »
Hello, I have done some bottled pears and they look good & the jars are properly sealed but the syrup doesn't cover the pears by about 2cm. Does this matter ?  Thanks

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Kleftiwallah

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Re: Bottling pears
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2013, 18:58 »

If the pears are in contact with the air inside the jar the pears will start to 'go off' and lose their colour.  I should re - jar.

Cheers,   Tony.
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Trillium

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Re: Bottling pears
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2013, 22:59 »
That happens to me too but I just give the jar a shake and they mostly settle. The ones out of the liquid will brown a bit but they're still edible. It's just looks. No need to rebottle.

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Sarsox

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Re: Bottling pears
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2013, 09:34 »
Thanks to both of you x

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Mrs Bee

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Re: Bottling pears
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2013, 11:08 »
When bottling I add some scrunched up greaseproof paper to stop the fruit from floating and keep them under the syrup.



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