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A jar of Caramelized Ginger Pears is both a tasty and thoughtful gift. Suggest serving this homemade food gift over a favorite dessert, or over baked brie and serve as an appetizer.

Recipe by Southern Living December 2011

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Credit: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
40 mins
total:
4 hrs 25 mins
Yield:
Makes about 4 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Stir together all ingredients in a large Dutch oven, and let stand at room temperature, stirring occasionally, 2 hours.

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  • Bring pear mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring often, 1 hour or until thickened and golden. Cool completely (about 45 minutes).

  • Spoon into 8 (4-oz.) jars or airtight containers. Store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

  • Caramelized Ginger Pears and Baked Brie: Preheat oven to 350°. Trim rind from top of 1 (8-oz.) Brie round, leaving a 1/2-inch border on top. Place Brie round on an ovenproof plate. Spoon 1/2 cup Caramelized Ginger Pears over Brie round. Bake 15 minutes or until cheese begins to melt. Serve immediately with gingersnaps and crackers.

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