On Saturday afternoon mom and I put up 21 pints of applesauce, 5 quarts of apple pie filling and 12 jars of apple jelly. I had not intended to make apple jelly until mom told me how her mom made some of her jellies. She used the skins, cores minus any bad spots to make the jelly! You learn something new everyday!
Take your peels and cores removed from apples bring to boil with approximately 2 cups of water.
Boil for about half an hour. Be sure to stir them constantly to avoid scorching. Don't ask how I know this! Once boiled you need to strain the mixture, several times. Then you follow the directions on the SureGel package. I used 7 cups of the apple juice brought to a boil. Then added 9 cups of sugar and a box of SureGel. Brought back to a boil and boiled for 1 minute. Ladled into jars and put on tops and rings. No need to process, the jars will seal themselves.
Mom also told me that her mom used peach peels to make peach jellies. I am sure you could do the same with pears. My grandmother grew up on a farm during the depression and was a young farm bride during World War II, so she knew how to be resourceful. Such fun to make goodies for my pantry, spend time with Mom and learn great details about my family!