Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

Great for holiday gifts-if you can save them!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine sugar and water in a large stainless or enamel pot.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add fruit and return to a boil, boil for 5 minutes.
  4. Pack hot fruit in hot jars.
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of the rum or brandy and 1 1/2 tsp of kahlua, cognac or creme de menthe to each jar.
  6. Add the hot syrup leaving 1/4 inch head space.
  7. Seal and process 20 minutes at altitudes up to 1000 feet.


Most Helpful

Tried this with cherries and it was delicious!!

Samantha in Ut May 31, 2007

i would add more rum and creme de menthe next time as the pears seemed to really absorb it. this really is easy to do and they come out great! i also tried this recipe using strawberries and peaches. they came out just as good as the pears. i added more rum to the peaches and i didn't use creme de menthe for either one, i sued brandy with the rum for both instead.

cyndi November 06, 2001

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