Pear Pickles

Recipe by Diana Adcock
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READY IN: 19hrs 20mins
YIELD: 3 pints
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 6
    lbs pears, peeled,cored and halved
  • 4
    cups water
  • 2
    teaspoons fresh fruit, mixed with the water in a large glass bowl
  • 1
    teaspoon pickling spices
  • 1
    teaspoon clove (whole)
  • 1
  • 1 12
    cups white vinegar (thats at least 5 percent acidity)
  • 12
    cup lemon slice (thin-around 1 small lemon)
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DIRECTIONS

  • As you prepare the pears add them to the fruit fresh bath.
  • Tie pickling spice, cloves and ginger root in a spice bag.
  • Prepare liquid by combining the spice bags, sugar, water, vinegar and lemon slices in a large stainless steel or enamel saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil, cover and boil gently for 5 min.
  • Transfer pears to pickling liquid to create a single layer.
  • Cook 7 minutes.
  • Remove and place in a large bowl.
  • Repeat until all pears are cooked.
  • When all the pears are cooked pour the pickling liquid over them.
  • Cover and let stand 12-18 hours-in a cool place.
  • Pack pears in clean hot jars-remove spice bags and bring liquid to a boil.
  • Pour over pears leaving 1/2 inch head space.
  • Seal and process 15 minutes at altitudes up to 1000 feet.
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