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.
1Peel 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.
2Melt butter in medium size stick proof material pan.
3Add sugar and water. Cook on med. high until all is blended and sugar is melted.
4Then 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.
5Put 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.