Candied Pears

Recipe Rating:
 5 Ratings
Serves: Not enough and it depends on how you use them
Prep Time:
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Cooking Method: Stove Top

Ingredients

8 c pealed and sliced up green baldwin pears. check your region for local.
2 c water
1 stick butter
2 c sugar
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon, ground
1 large lemon juice, fresh

The Cook

Cynthia Martinez Recipe
x3
Well Seasoned
Geneva, AL (pop. 4,452)
Devinesalvage
Member Since Sep 2011
Cynthia's notes for this recipe:
These are so wonderful. They are similar to what you can purchase at Cracker Barrel. Cracker Barrel uses apples though. I'm not sure if they make the pears. I went on JAP to see if anyone else had them posted like my Granny used to make them and NO was the answer.
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This dish is really sweet, but oh so good. I loved it paired with some biscuits. But, this would be wonderful served alongside some pork too.

Directions

1
Peel and cut up a bunch of fresh pears. Measure them out to get 8 cups. Put them in a bowl and juice 1 fresh lemon on top of them. Stir til all are covered. Set aside.
2
Melt butter in medium size stick proof material pan.
3
Add sugar and water. Cook on med. high until all is blended and sugar is melted.
4
Then add pears and spices. Cook down on med for about 1 hour stirring constantly until tender. If they are harder cook longer. If they are softer cook less. You just need to get them to the consistancy that you like.
5
Put in Mason jars until 1" from the top. Cook in water bath to seal jars. Water bath is a super wide bottom pan that you fill about 2" tall in water. Then you put the mason jars down into already warm bath water and cook for approximately 10-15 min til it seals all jars.
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user Kim Biegacki pistachyoo - Nov 10, 2012
Cynthia, I love, love, love pears and this is a wonderful recipe. I will look forward to trying it out. I love to can too. Although I am fairly new to canning. Great post and I see you got your pics in too.
user Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7 - Nov 10, 2012
Looks good! xo
user Bea L. BeachChic - Nov 10, 2012
These sound wonderful, Cynthia!
user Pat Duran kitchenchatter - Nov 10, 2012
Sounds great Cynthia- I do something similar- the difference is - after cooking them -I mash them up for sauce and use on toast - I love that you added more butter - I will try that next time- love your idea.Hugs,Pat

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