Pear butter

Yield: 16 Servings

Measure Ingredient
10 larges Ripe Pears (About 5 Pounds)
Quartered and cored
1 cup Water
2 cups Sugar
½ teaspoon Grated Orange Rind
3 tablespoons Orange Juice
¼ teaspoon Ground Nutmeg

Combine pears and water in a large Dutch Oven. Cover and cook over medium-low heat 40 minutes or until pears are soft, stirring occasionally.

Drain. Press pears through a sieve or food mill, measure 1 quart of puree.

Combine 1 quart puree with remaining ingredients in a Dutch Oven. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 15 minutes or until mixture thickens.

Remove from heat; skim off foam. Quickly pour hot pear mixture into hot sterilized jars, leaving ¼ inch headspace, wipe jar rims. Cover at once with metal lids, and screw on bands. Process in boiling-water bath 5 minutes. yield: 2 pints

Recipe By : SOUTHERN LIVING CD Rom Program/Supersew From: Date: 05/28 File

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