Pear Preserves


This recipe is quick as the pectin provides the jelling action. Pectin is used as a thickener in jellies and jams and is available in liquid and dry forms.


  • 6 cups peeled sliced pears
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 (2 oz) package sure-jell or powdered pectin
  • 8 cups white granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp allspice
  • 2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar


Step 1

In a large saucepan, combine pears, water, and lemon juice. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

Step 2

Stir in pectin, and bring to a full boil. Stir in the white sugar, and continue boiling and stirring uncovered for 1 minute, until sugar is dissolved.

Step 3

Remove from heat, and stir in brown sugar, allspice, and nutmeg.

Step 4

Quickly pour in jars to within 1/2 inch of the top. Wipe rims clean, and top with lids. Process jars in boiling water bath for 10 minutes to seal.

Serve on toast or plain white Evangeline Maid Bread, a local favorite!

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