Start with 2 1/2 pounds of apples, and 2 pounds of pears, cored and quartered.
It's true, canning has taken over my life, well, that and apples. Waste not want not right?
My next adventure in canning was with Apple-Pear Butter.
Pour 3 cups of apple cider, or apple juice into a pot. I LOVE apple cider, so I used Sweet Apple Cider, made from Gala Apples. Place all the apple and pear slices in the apple cider and bring to a boil. Cover and let this simmer for 30 minutes.
Once it's thick enough carefully label it into jars with about 1/4 inch headspace then screw on the lids. This recipe makes a smaller batch of Apple-Pear Butter but you can easily double or triple it. I kept it small so that I can give these away come Christmas time to friends and family that like homemade goodies but seldom have the time to make them for themselves.