Would make nice gifts :)
Jul 4, 2001
Great for holiday gifts-if you can save them!
7 half pints (change servings and units)
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- 2 cups water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 8 1/2 cups peeled, cored and halved pears
- 7 teaspoons rum or brandy
- 10 1/2 teaspoons Kahlua or cognac or creme de menthe
1Combine sugar and water in a large stainless or enamel pot.
2Bring to a boil.
3Add fruit and return to a boil, boil for 5 minutes.
4Pack hot fruit in hot jars.
5Add 1 tablespoon of the rum or brandy and 1 1/2 tsp of kahlua, cognac or creme de menthe to each jar.
6Add the hot syrup leaving 1/4 inch head space.
7Seal and process 20 minutes at altitudes up to 1000 feet.