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Preserving The Harvest: Canning Pears In Light Syrup

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I love to eat chilled canned pears in light vanilla syrup as a simple dessert. They’re delicious eaten cold right out of the fridge.

So I set out to can some of fresh, juicy, delicious pears in a light vanilla-flavored syrup.

WATER-BATH CANNING FRESH PEARS In Light Syrup. I like to add a light splash of vanilla to the syrup before adding to the pears - DELICIOUS #TexasHomesteader
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Preserving The Harvest: Jujube Fruit

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I recently wrote about stumbling upon an overgrown orchard at an old homestead property we obtained. The extension agent and master naturalists identified the trees as Jujube, the fruit is also known as Japanese Dates. 

I read that the fruit can be dehydrated and used in the place of raisins. This really appeals to me as I’d love to replace something I purchase with something I preserve myself. 

So I experimented with several methods of preserving this sweet fruit.

The old trees at the abandoned homestead were Jujube Fruit. I experimented with different ways to preserve the fruit - come see! #TexasHomesteader
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Old Homestead Jujube Tree And Fruit – Mystery Solved

by Texas Homesteader

When we obtained our remote-pasture property last year I knew there was once an old homestead on the property years ago – the house long gone now. 

I love that this property also has an old 1880’s barn. That’s my favorite barn era and I’m so blessed to have two of these beautiful old barns now!  I’m ready to roll up my sleeves & restore this beautiful structure to its previous glory much like we did years ago with the 1880’s barn here on our homestead.

In searching for the identity of fruit trees at an old homestead we consulted the extension agent. The answer was received! #TexasHomesteader
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