The subtle, sweet flavor of pears is perfect for Pear Preserves. Pears begin appearing in farmer's markets right at the start of fall

Whitney Miller
Recipe by Southern Living November 2013

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Credit: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes 3 pt.
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook pears, sugar, and lemons in a heavy 3-qt. saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, 5 to 7 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to medium-high; cook, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes or until mixture is thick and golden and pears are tender. Cool 10 minutes. Spoon into 3 (1-pt.) widemouthed jars. Store in refrigerator up to 3 weeks.

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