Taunt Emmas Pear Preserves


Cuisine: Creole

Category: fruit

Servings: 8

Ingredients:

4 lbs. hard pears (about
10 pears, de-stemmed, peeled, cored and cut
into eighths)
4 cups sugar
1/4 cup water
1/2 lemon (thinly sliced and seeded)
1 tsp. vinegar

VARIATION--add
4 oz. pineapple chunks (drain juice)


Instructions:

Place above ingredients in a heavy 3 quart pot. Cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally. Sugar will turn into liquid. Lower heat and simmer uncovered, for 2 to 3 hours. Stir occasionally. When done, let cool. Spoon pears into jars. Cover pears with syrup. Store in refrigerator. To preserve pears for a long time, follow directions for preserving on preserve jars. Use remaining syrup for pancakes, waffles, or Lost Bread. Makes 3 cups pears and 3 cups syrup.

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