I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Canned Christmas Pears

Pears, pears, pears everywhere at this time of the year.  My girls love Christmas or Cinnamon Pears.   Easy to can and so good.  The longer they sit the more red they become.

(makes 10-12 pints)

*1/2 bushel of firm, but ripe pears
*2 cups sugar
*6 cups water
*1 1/2 cups cinnamon hot candies

~Fill a large bowl half way full with cold water.
~Put 1 tablespoon on lemon juice in water.
~Peel & core pears.
~Slice and drop into water.
~Bring a small pan of water to a boil, reduce heat and keep hot.
~Place canning lids in hot water.
~In a large saucepan, mix sugar & 6 cups water and bring to a boil.
~Turn burner down to a simmer.
~Place 1/8 cup of cinnamon hots into each canning jar.
~Pack the pears tightly into the pint jars.
~Pour hot sugar water over pears, leaving a 1/2 inch head space.
~Make sure the tops of the jars are wipe free of any residue.
~Place lids & rings on jars.
~Place int hot water bath for 15 minutes.
~Remove, and let sit for 24 hours before storing in a cool dry place (fruit cellar).

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