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Grandma Edge's Pear Preserves Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Bessie (Edge) Friend
Added: Saturday, March 28, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
fresh hard pears, peeled and sliced
(enough to make a gallon of sliced pears)
4 cups of sugar
optional: 1 T. of cinnamon candies/red hots

Directions:
Directions:
Stir the pears and sugar together in a heavy 5 quart pan. Let this mixture stand overnight.
Place pears and sugar on a medium stove. If you want to try it with cinnamon candies, stir those in now. Cook at a medium boil until the mixture thickens. Stir only enough to keep the pears from sticking to the pan. Pour into sterilized jars and seal.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Grandma Edge always had these pear preserves in her pantry and served them at breakfast with biscuits. I don't remember ever seeing any other sort of jelly at her house. She must have had a pear tree, but I don't remember that either! This is good old fashioned Heavener cooking, the kind my Dad was raised on.

 

 

 

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