Hey Folks- Sorry I haven't added anything in a while. Sheldon and I have been on the Atkins diet for a couple weeks and therefore I haven't made anything tasty. Seriously, we are eating steamed vegetables and chicken.
BUT I did pick up a grip load of pears this weekend at a local farm and have been busy canning. I didn't realize how many pears I had until I started canning and had to buy more jars. I wanted to branch out and with the remaining 15 pears I decided to make this recipe I found on allrecipes.com. It's pretty darn good. At least I think it is. I had barely a taste since you know... Dr. Atkins would forbid it.
My pears were pretty ripe and they still took forever to break down, so I would highly recommend puréeing them before adding them to the pot.
8 cups peeled, cored and chopped pears
1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
8 cups white sugar
1.Place chopped pears into a large pot, and pour pineapple juice over them to prevent them from browning. Stir in sugar, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir frequently to prevent scorching. When the pears are at a full boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until the mixture is the color and texture of honey. The longer you cook it, the thicker it gets. Cooking time is about 2 to 3 hours.
2.Ladle into hot sterile jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of the top. Wipe rims with a clean damp cloth, and seal jars with lids and rings. Process in a boiling water canner for 10 minutes.
I got 3 pints out of this recipe. So if you have a bunch of pears give it a try!