Candied Pears

Cynthia Martinez

By
@Devinesalvage

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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Comments:

Serves:

Not enough and it depends on how you use them

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Stove Top

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
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.

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

Directions Step-By-Step

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.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: For Kids