Gingered Pear Preserves Recipe

Pears and bright, lemony-spicy ginger are a perfect flavor match. This gingered pear preserves recipe uses two types of ginger - fresh and crystallized - to add complexity and depth to the finished product. Jars of this mildly spiced preserve are a perfect gift during cold winter holidays and wonderful for cool autumn breakfasts. Cook's note: Lemon zest is a crucial ingredient for this recipe and cannot be omitted. It imparts natural pectin to the syrup and thickens the preserves. **Recipe from About.com. French Food

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  • Sterilize 6 half-pint jars and lids and set them aside.
  • In a large saucepan, heat the sugar, water, lemon juice, lemon zest, and fresh ginger to a boil. Lower the temperature so the mixture is simmering, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
  • Add the quartered pears and crystallized ginger to the saucepan and continue cooking for 30 minutes, until the preserves thicken and coat a spoon.
  • Pack the pears and gingered syrup into the sterilized jars, and seal in a boiling water canner.
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"Pears and bright, lemony-spicy ginger are a perfect flavor match. This gingered pear preserves recipe uses two types of ginger - fresh and crystallized - to add complexity and depth to the finished product. Jars of this mildly spiced preserve are a perfect gift during cold winter holidays and wonderful for cool autumn breakfasts. Cook's note: Lemon zest is a crucial ingredient for this recipe and cannot be omitted. It imparts natural pectin to the syrup and thickens the preserves. **Recipe from About.com. French Food"
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  1. Phunny Pharmer
    Pears and bright, lemony-spicy ginger are a perfect flavor match. This gingered pear preserves recipe uses two types of ginger - fresh and crystallized - to add complexity and depth to the finished product. Jars of this mildly spiced preserve are a perfect gift during cold winter holidays and wonderful for cool autumn breakfasts. Cook's note: Lemon zest is a crucial ingredient for this recipe and cannot be omitted. It imparts natural pectin to the syrup and thickens the preserves. **Recipe from About.com. French Food
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