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  • Clair

    I tried to make pectin with pears today. Cooked for hours, strained and cooked more. My liquid reduced by 3/4 but still no pectin. I added lemon juice and 1 apple and cooked more but still no luck. I am going to buy some granny smith and see if this will work. At least with the apples I can make a pie and hopefully have some pectin. Thanks and I enjoyed reading here.

    • thedamselindisdress


      I’ve been hearing from others that pears aren’t working out well for pectin. Apparently they are a low source of natural fruit pectin. I’m sorry! I know how it is to cook and cook and cook something. And to have loads of fruit hanging around that needs to be used. Margot (The Damsel)

  • damselimpress

    This totally works! Thank you, thank you!!!

  • deanne

    hello, i have been using the natural yeast for my bread making, it is awesome. i have calorie counters in my house, how many calories per slice of bread? thank you,

    • thedamselindisdress

      I’m sorry, I don’t have that info. I’m glad you are enjoying natural yeast.