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Pear Preserves Recipe

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1 lb. prepared pears
lb. sugar
lemon, thinly sliced


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Select pears that are of a good flavor and hold shape. Allow fruit to reach the firm-ripe stage. Wash, pare and cut fruit into uniform pieces, as quarters or eights, depending on size of fruit, then core. Combine the sliced pears and sugar in alternate layers and let stand 8-10 hours or overnight before cooking. Boil the lemon for about 5 minutes in only enough water to cover. Add lemon and remaining water to the pear and sugar mixture. Boil rapidly and stir constantly until the fruit is clear and of rich amber color. Fill hot, sterilized jars full with the preserved fruit and then add enough of the syrup to fill the jar to within inch of the top. Seal, label and store.

 

 

 

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