Vanilla Pear Sauce

Recipe by Chef #165326
READY IN: 50mins
YIELD: 4 qt




  • Use a large 6 qt pot.
  • Cut pears in half, core, peel and cut pears into large chunks.
  • The pear chunks should fill the pot to 5 quart level at least.
  • Add water and sugar, (Add 1/2 cup or more sugar if you prefer sweeter flavor).
  • Bring to boiling point then reduce to low boil.
  • Stir in vanilla, lemon juice, nutmeg and ground cloves.
  • Give it the old taste test, adjust sugar and spice if needed.
  • Cover and cook 10-15 minutes or until pears are very soft and easily mashed to your desirable consistency using a potato masher.
  • Do not drain off liquid after cooking unless it is a way to watery, keep it juicy now.
  • Quickly fill sterilized hot (180 degrees) jars to 1/8 inch of rim.
  • Wipe clean jar rims and threads.
  • Cover with hot lids (180 degrees) and bands tightened finger tight only.
  • Process in boiling water 12 minutes.
  • Note: Make sure the water covers the jars 1 to 2 inches.
  • Suggestion: While preparing the pears to prevent them from darkening during preparation drop them into a large pot of water with 2 tbs salt, 2 tbs vinegar added to each gallon of water used.
  • Enjoy!