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Pear Preserves

Pear Preserves

In pear season, it's time to take care of the sweet and cozy winter evenings. A spoonful of old-fashioned pear preserves recipe is very pertinent to a cup of hot tea. And you can also bake a great pie with them!
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Course: Dishes & Beverages
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes


  • 4 lbs peeled, sliced fresh pears
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • juice of one lemon
  • 2-3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tablespoons freshly minced ginger root


  • Combine prepared pears with sugar, cinnamon, ginger, lemon juice, and water. Bring to a boil, cook over low heat for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally until the pear slices are translucent.
  • Sterilize glass jars and lids in boiling water, pour the jam into the jars, tighten the lids tightly and turn upside down. Leave to cool completely.


  • If you want to get jam with pear pieces, use hard, slightly unripe pear varieties. Soft and ripe pears make a great pear puree.
  • Be sure to add lemon juice. The high acidity prevents the multiplication of pathogens that can appear in sealed cans.
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