Saturday was my self-proclaimed labor day.
With a box of pears at the peak of ripeness in our garage,
and jalapeno peppers by the bucket full in the garden, it was time to get busy.
I started the day with a batch of jalapeno pepper jam.
Jalapeno pepper jam is a sweet/spicy mix that tastes
great on crackers spread over cream cheese.
While the jalapeno jam was in the canner, I started making some pear butter.
Pear crisp was next on the list.
Making it in half pint mason jars was fun ... and easy!
Finally I made a Pear Almond Galette.