Pears Exotica

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READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by dicentra

Yahoo Group Files For a simply delicious dessert, spoon the pears warm over vanilla ice cream.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare jars, lids and bands.
  2. Peel, halve and core pears. Place in a color protection solution made of 4 Tbsp Fruit Fresh dissolved in 8 cups water, if desired. Set aside.
  3. With vegetable peeler remove the zest from lemons in a continuous spiral; cut into 4 pieces. Squeeze lemon juice.
  4. In a large stainless steel saucepan combine sugar, water, vinegar and lemon juice. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Drain pears and add to syrup; cook mixture until liquid returns to a boil and pears are heated through.
  6. Place 1 strip lemon peel, 1 bay leaf, 3 pink and 3 green peppercorns in a hot jar.
  7. Pack hot pears snugly into prepared jars leaving a 3/4 inch headspace.
  8. Pour 1/4 cup of brandy over pears. Add hot syrup to cover pears leaving a 1/2 inch headspace.
  9. Using nonmetallic utensil, remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if equired, by adding more pears, spices and hot syrup.
  10. Process filled jars for 20 minutes in a boiling water bath. Adjust time according to your altitude.

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