Ginger Pear Preserves

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READY IN:
50mins
YIELD:
7 quarter pints
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. After you have peeled and chopped the pears you want 5 1/2 cups.
  2. Using a zester remove green rind from limes; you want 1 T.
  3. Squeeze the limes to get 1/3 cup.
  4. Place pears, rind and juice in a large stainless steel or enamel saucepan.
  5. Stir in ginger root and sugar.
  6. Bring fruit to a full boil stirring constantly.
  7. Do this until it reaches the gel stage, around 15 minutes.
  8. If desired mash the fruit.
  9. Ladle into sterile hot jars leaving 1/4 inch head space.
  10. Seal and process 5 minutes at altitudes up to 1000 feet.

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