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.

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

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