This really became my favorite when I was able to make them with my grandchildren. At the ranch I was fortunate to have very old, original fruit trees from owners of over 70 years ago. Also non-commercial apples and pears. Those flavors are so different and, in my opinion, better. I would get the pears and apples in the fall, cut and freeze them. I like to soak them in orange juice to preserve them a bit. Right outside the kitchen door were bushes with the most amazing blackberries that would ripen to an amazing sweetness in mid-September. The following is quite simple but a good one for hands-on participation of children of any age.