Pickled Pears

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READY IN:
24hrs 15mins
YIELD:
3 pints
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Soak pears in water& fruit fresh/lemon juice to keep from browning.
  2. Tie pickling spice, ginger and cloves in a spice bag.
  3. Prepare liquid-combine spice bag, sugar, water, vinegar and lemon slices in a large stainless or enamel pot.
  4. Bring to a boil, cover and boil for 5 min.
  5. Add enough pears to create a single layer in liquid and poach for 7 min-drain with slotted spoon and place in a large bowl.
  6. Repeat until all pears are poached.
  7. Pour the liquid over poached pears, cover and let stand 18-24 hours in a cool spot.
  8. Remove pears and discard spice bag and lemons.
  9. Bring liquid to a boil.
  10. Pack pears into clean, hot jars.
  11. Pour boiling liquid to cover leaving 1/2 inch head space.
  12. Remove bubbles and seal.
  13. Process in a boiling water bath for 15 minutes at altitudes up to 1000 feet.

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