Christmas Hits (canning recipes) – Dilly Beans and Rum Spiced Pears

Gotta have these pears!! Thank you to the original blogger!

Rural Dreams

We brought quite a variety of canned goods with us to Saskatchewan – some for gifts, and some to contribute to Christmas dinner (and dinners to follow).  We provided Christmas dinner dessert – rum spiced pears over ice cream, which met with rave reviews, and even some folks going for seconds, despite being groaning-full from Mom’s turkey feast.  The other surprise hit was dill pickled beans, which my cousin managed to scarf half a jar of before Mom wrestled them away from him…

So, in the interest of spreading joy and canning skills, the recipes:

Dilly Beans recipe (4 pints):

2 lbs fresh green beans

4 cloves garlic

4 heads of fresh dill OR 4 tsp dill seed

½ tsp red pepper flakes (2010 I added more like ¼ tsp per jar)

2 ½ cups vinegar

2 ½ cups water

2 tbsp kosher salt

Wash and tip beans. Peel garlic…

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