Candied Pears

So sweet and buttery

So sweet and buttery

This is pretty much the same as fruit pie filling that comes in a can.

Except it tastes so much better.

Use these in pies, cobblers, pancakes, syrups, sauces or over ice cream.

Candied Pears

  • 8 cups pears peeled and cut into thin slices
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 lb butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground nutmeg

In a large bowl mix pears, cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon juice. Let sit for 20 minutes. In a large sauce pan melt butter over medium heat. When it begins to foam add sugar and mix well. Add water and bring to a simmer then cook until all sugar is dissolved. Add pears and simmer on medium until pears are soft, about an hour. Pack into sterilized canning jars and seal. Place in a 2″ water bath and boil for 10 minutes covered. Let jars cool and store any that do not ping in the refrigerator.

About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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2 Responses to Candied Pears

  1. Mr. Militant Negro says:

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

  2. Sounds wonderful and very american with the nutmeg and cinnamon – lovely

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