Canning Recipes

Pears In Brandy
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

Cooking Directions:
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3 pounds firm ripe pears
1/2 cup superfine sugar
2 cups brandy

Peel, quarter and core the pears. If the fruits are small, halve and core
them. Put the pear pieces and sugar into a saucepan with just enough
water to cover. Cover the pan and simmer 30 minutes, until the pears are
tender and the sugar has dissolved. Allow the pears to cool, then
transfer to sterilized jars, using a slotted spoon.

Boil the pear cooking juice over high heat until it has thickened and
reduced to a scant 1 cup. Pour it over the pears. Pour in the brandy to
within 1 inch of the top. Seal the jars and label. Keep in a cool dark
place for at least 1 month before using to allow the flavors to develop.

This recipe yields about 3 3/4 cups.

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