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Old Fashioned Pear Preserves Recipe

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Lee Thomas


8 cups pears
5 cups sugar
1/4 c. lemon juice
1 tsp ginger
2 teaspoons ground allspice
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1/2 cup brown sugar

1. Sterilize jars and lids in boiling water. Let simmer while making preserve.

2. Peel, core and slice pears in 1/2 to 3/4 inch pieces then measure 8 cups.

3. In large stock pot mix pear with sugar and lemon juice. Let stand overnight.

4. Next morning, put on stove and stir carefully to mix. Bring to boil. Turn down heat and cook slowly 3-4 hours or until pears are clear and pink and syrup thickens. More sugar may be added, small amount at a time during cooking.

5. When desired doneness is reached remove from heat, and stir in brown sugar, ginger, allspice, and nutmeg.

6. Fill jars to within 1/2 inch of the top. Wipe rims clean, and top with lids. Process jars in boiling water for 10 minutes to seal.

7. Label and store jars in cool dry place

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Number Of Servings:
6-7 (1/2 pint) jars




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