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Pear Preserves


  • 3 quarts pears, sliced or chopped
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 slices lemon


  1. Wash and pare fruit. Cook until tender in water. Remove fruit and make a syrup of the liquid and sugar.
  2. Add fruit to partially cooled syrup and bring gently to a boil. Add lemon slices. Boil rapidly until fruit is clear and tender. Let stand in syrup to cool.
  3. Remove lemon. Pour fruit into sterilized jars.
  4. Reheat syrup to boiling and pour over fruit. Seal each jar as filled.

Yield: 8 (8 ounce) jars

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