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Richard in Cincy

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Posted to Thread #21239 at 3:05 am on Dec 21, 2011

Missing the first day photo for some reason. I had 6 lbs. of apples, pears, peaches, strawberries, sweet cherries, oranges, and tangerines.


Starting off with the second day here and the fruit greatly reduced after first boil of the syrup:

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Second boil of the syrup:
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On the last day, I was not happy with the disparity in the soft fruits vs. the pears and apples. The strawberries, cherries, peaches, oranges were soft, candied perfection. The apples and pears were still crunchy and this would not do at all. So I fished all of the apples and pears out to cook them in the final syrup reduction. Then I added everything for a scald for safety measure:

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And into the jars:
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