Great recipe. I did change some seasoning. I only used a 1/4 tsp. cloves and a couple of handfuls of red hots (candies) for the cinnamon flavoring and coloring. I did not use any vanilla or nutmeg. After cooking it all for about 25 minutes, I put it in the blender to make it nice and smooth. Turned out so good and really looks pretty in the jars. Thanks for the recipe. My DH thought it was really good, too.
I hate to give this review especially in light of the others, however this just didn't work for me. It had too much liquid and just wasn't what I thought it was going to be.
Great recipe, I did cut back the water to about 3/4 cup. But it's wonderful!!!! We still have pears and my husband wants me to can more. I told him he can help peel the pears.
CarolAT gave me a generous portion of her pear crop. This recipe made a nice pear sauce. The 25 large pears equaled approximately 9 lbs of pears. I did make a few adjustments to the ingredients: 3/4 cup of sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla, 1/4 tsp of cloves and completely misread nutmeg and added cinnamon. I found that the 2 quarts of water was to much liquid. After cooking, I put the pears with a small amount of the cooking liquid in the Vita-Mix and processed until the pears were chunky. I did appreciate that you had the processing directions included in the recipe. Thanks for posting.
This was a great recipe to use up my abundance of pears this year. I doubled the recipe and ended up with 9 pints of wonderful chunky pear sauce. I thought the ground cloves were a bit overpowering so next time I will only use 1/4 teaspoon. Thanks for posting this great recipe.
Brilliant recipe to use up pears! I didn't actually bottle it though - I've frozen most of it instead.
I had been looking and looking for a recipe to use my hard Texas pears - I just made a batch and it is wonderful! I did not use vanilla and added 1 tsp cinnamon and cut the nutmeg to 1/2 tsp. I had to cook the pears for about 30 minutes, but they got soft enough to mash and absorbed the spices! Thanks!!!