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.
- 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.