Summer has supplied a bumper crop of pears in our area. Thankfully-I had access to more than a few.
Granny's Pear Preserves recipe has been handed down through her family. I like it-because it's tasty-and so easy to make.
First peel the pears, Next quarter, slice into slivers-as big or as small as you like
Place in bowl, pour sugar over, stir, cover, and let sit overnight in the frig (use 1 1/2 cups sugar for every 2 quarts of pears-you can use more or less sugar to taste)
After sitting over night-cook pears in large pot for 30 min. The pears will have made a little juice while sitting-however you will need to add additional water to the pot prior to cooking.
Ladle hot pears into hot jars, adjust 2-piece caps. Process 10 min in boiling-water canner.
The pear preserves are great over biscuits, warmed up and served as a side-dish, or straight out of the jar-that's how the girls eat them. I take pleasure in thinking about women from past generations of my family making the preserves-almost as much pleasure as I get from eating them.
Each summer we put up food for the coming winter-but this summer I feel pressured to try and add additional supplies to our canning shelves. I'm sure the angst I'm feeling is due to the state of our economy. What about you-have you put up more than usual? Or maybe you've been adding a few extra items in the shopping cart each week?
p.s. If you have any questions about the Preserves you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org