Old fashioned pear preserves recipe - Jams jellies

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An Old Fashioned pear preserve recipe made with fresh pears, thinly sliced lemon and lots of sugar. Pear preserves are the perfect recipe if you have an abundance of fresh pears.

Ma Maw's Old Fashioned Pear Preserves

Ma Maw's Old Fashioned Pear Preserves
An Old Fashioned pear preserve recipe made with fresh pears, thinly sliced lemon and lots of sugar. Pear preserves are the perfect recipe if you have an abundance of fresh pears.
Provided by: Tina Butler | Mommy's Kitchen
Total time: 960 minutes
Cook time: 210 minutes
Prep time: 750 minutes
Yields: 0 servings
Number of ingredients: 4
Ingredients:
  • 6 - 8 quarts pears, peeled and sliced thin (24 - 32 cups of pears)
  • 2 - lemons (thinly sliced, seeds removed)
  • sugar - lots of it (1 1/2 cups of sugar for every 2 quarts of sliced pears)
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons sure gel powder pectin (only if needed)
How to cook:
  1. Wash, peel, core and slice pears, I used my apple peeler. Add 2 quarts of sliced pears to a large stainless steel pot and add 1 1/2 cups of sugar.
  2. Keep adding the pears in 2 quart quantities along with 1 1/2 cups sugar (1 1/2 cup sugar to each 2 quarts of pears) until all of the slices pears have been added. Add the sliced lemon and put the lid on top of the pear mixture.
  3. Let the pears sit overnight (at room temperature) about 12 hours. After 12 hours the sugar will melt and the pears and lemon slices will be floating in their juices.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil (do not remove the lemon slices), reduce heat to a low simmer and let the pear mixture cook (uncovered) until the pears are very tender and translucent. You will be cooking the pears for about 3 hours, so stir the pear mixture occasionally.
  5. Cook the pears until they start to take on an amber color. Remove pears from the heat and if the syrup has not thickened as desired, add a 2 - 3 tablespoons of powder pectin, stir and return to heat to thicken a bit.
  6. Fill hot, sterilized pint size jars with the pear mixture (pack well) making sure to leave a 1/2 inch head space.
  7. Add a clean, sterilized lid and ring and secure. Process pints in a hot water bath canner for 15 minutes. Remove jars and place on a towel on the counter.
  8. You should hear the jars pop within 30-40 minutes which means the jars are sealed.
  9. Cool jars completely and leave on the counter undisturbed for 24 hours.
  10. Store jars for up to one year in a cool, dry pantry.
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Pear Preserves (Old Fashioned)

Pear Preserves (Old Fashioned)
My mother-in-law's step mother (her biological mother died when she was a baby)was an excellent cook and taught her how to cook good food at an early age. After she became my wonderful mother-in-law and friend she passed many things on to me. Letting the chopped pears for Pear Preserves set over night in sugar was an important step. She covered her dishpan with a clean piece of an old sheet. They saved and shared everything. Hard times but peaceful times when "Love Thy Neighbor" was a necessary and honorable thing to do. We have lost so much of the honorable quality of life from back then.
Provided by: Jewel Hall @0124
Total time: 240 minutes
Cook time: 180 minutes
Prep time: 60 minutes
Yields: 0 servings
Number of ingredients: 7
Ingredients:
  • 8 cup(s) pears
  • 5 cup(s) sugar
  • 1/4 cup(s) lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon(s) ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoon(s) ground allspice
  • 2 teaspoon(s) ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup(s) brown sugar
How to cook:
  1. Peel, core, and slice pears into 1/2 to 3/4 inch pieces, then measure out 8 cups.
  2. In a stock pot mix pears with the 5 cups of sugar and 1/4 cup of lemon juice. Gently combine all. Let set in pot over night, cover with light towel or single layer of sheeting material.
  3. Next morning, put stock pot of pears on med/low stove burner. Stir gently to mix. Juices from pears, lemon juice, and sugar will have made a liquid over night. Bring to a low boil. Turn down to simmer and cook slowly 3 to 4 hours or until pears are clear and pink and syrup thickens. More sugar may be added once cup at a time during last part of cooking process until desired thickness is reached. Be careful not to add too much sugar, just gently stir often and observe.
  4. Have jars and lids sterlized in boiling water. 8 1/2 pint jars and 8 lids. Leave on simmer.
  5. When desired doneness is reached, remove from heat; stir in brown sugar, ginger,allspice, and nutmeg.
  6. Fill sterlized jars to 1/2 inch of top, wipe off rim of jar with a wet cloth to remove any syrup that may have dripped on rim. Top with lids and rings, tighten firmly.
  7. Process jars in boiling water 10 minutes to seal, (water should be heating while filling jars). Store in cool, dry, place away from direct light. Makes about seven 1/2 pint jars.
Notes: Old-Fashioned Pear Preserves, Old-Fashioned Pear Preserves | Food.com. These are old-fashioned preserves like grandma used to make, with silky pieces of fruit in a sweet, jelled syrup.

Old-Fashioned Pear Preserves

Old-Fashioned Pear Preserves
These are old-fashioned preserves like grandma used to make, with silky pieces of fruit in a sweet, jelled syrup. Perfect for hot biscuits, morning toast, on top of rice pudding, or stirred into plain yogurt. Add ginger, nutmeg, and/or cardamom. They're also nice with orange or lemon peel. You can use any amount of pears up to four pounds. Greater amounts don't seem to work as well. The recipe takes three days, but most of that time is hands-off.
Provided by: Cinnamon Turtle
Total time: 4350 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Prep time: 4320 minutes
Yields: 6 servings
Number of ingredients: 3
Ingredients:
  • 4 lbs pears
  • 4 lbs granulated sugar
  • 1 lemon
Nutrition:
  • Calories: 1348.5 calories
  • Fat: 0.4 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 0 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
  • Sodium: 6.2 milligrams
  • Carbohydrate: 350 grams
  • Fiber: 9.6 grams
  • Sugar: 331.7 grams
  • Protein: 1.3 grams
How to cook:
  1. Day 1:.
  2. Peel and core pears. Slice or dice into pieces of desired size.
  3. Place pears in a large bowl and add an equal amount of sugar by weight (e.g. 4 lbs of pears = 4 lbs of sugar) Add juice of one lemon. Zest is optional, but adds a nice flavor. Stir gently to distribute sugar. Leave in refrigerator overnight. Stir several times to coat fruit with syrup.
  4. Day 2:.
  5. Place pears and syrup in a large pot. Bring to a boil, boil 10 minutes. Reduce heat to simmer and cook an additional 15-20 minutes until pears are translucent and candied. Turn off heat and leave pears in syrup overnight (no need to refrigerate). Place a clean dish towel under pot lid to prevent condensation.
  6. Day 3:.
  7. Remove pears from syrup, straining all syrup back into the pot. Bring syrup to a boil and cook to desired thickness (usually around 220 degrees). Test doneness by dropping syrup onto a frozen plate. It should gel almost immediately. When ready add pears back to syrup and remove from heat. Stir gently for approximately 10 minutes as preserves cool. This will keep the fruit distributed in the syrup and prevent it floating to the top of your jars.
  8. Place preserves in sterilized jars leaving 1/2 inch of head space. If packing hot jars, process in boiling water bath for 5 minutes. For cold jars, process 10 minutes.
  9. Leave jars undisturbed for 24 hours to cool and set. Enjoy!
Notes: Ma maw's Old Fashioned Pear Preserves, Ma maw's Old Fashioned Pear Preserves. An Old Fashioned pear preserve recipe made with fresh pears, thinly sliced lemon and lots of sugar. Pear preserves are

Grandma's Pear Preserves

Grandma's Pear Preserves
Grandma grew up in rural NC and always made these for the family. They are so good ... I hope you enjoy these as much as we have.
Provided by: Allrecipes Member
Total time: 45 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Prep time: 30 minutes
Yields: 6 servings
Number of ingredients: 8
Ingredients:
  • 6 cups peeled, cored, and sliced pears
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 (2 ounce) package powdered fruit pectin
  • 8 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup brown sugar
Nutrition:
  • Calories: 150.6 calories
  • Carbohydrate: 38.9 g
  • Fat: 0.1 g
  • Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g
  • Sodium: 0.9 mg
  • Sugar: 37.6 g
How to cook:
  1. Sterilize jars and lids in boiling water for at least 10 minutes. Let simmer while making jam.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine pears, water, and lemon juice. Cover, and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in pectin, and bring to a full boil. Stir in the white sugar, and continue boiling and stirring uncovered for 1 minute, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, and stir in brown sugar, allspice, and nutmeg.
  3. Quickly fill jars to within 1/2 inch of the top. Wipe rims clean, and top with lids. Process jars in boiling water for 10 minutes to seal.
Notes: Ma maw's Old Fashioned Pear Preserves, Ingredients · 6 - 8 quarts pears, peeled and sliced thin (24 - 32 cups of pears) · 2 - lemons (thinly sliced, seeds removed) · sugar - lots of it (
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