Grandma’s Pear Preserves

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  • Published Feb 4th
  • Ready In45m
  • Servings48
  • Calories151
Grandma grew up in rural NC and always made these for the family. They are so good ... I hope you enjoy these as much as we have.

Grandma’s Pear Preserves Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Grandma’s Pear Preserves for 48 servings:

  • 6 cups peeled, cored, and sliced pears
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 (2 ounce) package powdered fruit pectin
  • 8 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

Grandma’s Pear Preserves Cooking Instructions

  • Prep30m
  • Cook15m
  • Ready In45m

To cook Grandma’s Pear Preserves, you need about 30 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Grandma’s Pear Preserves is about 15 minutes , and you can serve your Grandma’s Pear Preserves within 45 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Grandma’s Pear Preserves easily:

  1. 1 Sterilize jars and lids in boiling water for at least 10 minutes. Let simmer while making jam.
  2. 2 In a large saucepan, combine pears, water, and lemon juice. Cover, and simmer for 10 minutes. 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. Remove from heat, and stir in brown sugar, allspice, and nutmeg.
  3. 3 Quickly fill jars to within 1/2 inch of the top. Wipe rims clean, and top with lids. Process jars in boiling water for 10 minutes to seal.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 151 calories; 0.1 grams of fat; 38.9 grams of carbohydrates; 0.1 grams of protein; 0 milligrams of cholesterol; 0 milligram of sodium.

  1. Sep 8th 2007

    I just made this recipe; I was originally looking for a pear butter recipe and this seemed pretty close after reading the reviews. I reduced thecwhite sugar by 1/2-1 cup; reduced the nutmeg ...

  2. Dec 23rd 2006

    This recipe is great!! I had some pears from my Fathers pear tree and froze them. I thawed them, cut them up and made this recipe. I did alter it a bit (I always seem to be altering recip ...

  3. Sep 26th 2006

    This makes wonderful jam. I followed the recipe exactly as written. The jam set quickly and was perfectly spiced. It's great on a bagel with cream cheese, as suggested by another reviewer. I ...

  4. Sep 20th 2006

    okay, I knew making this that there was a chance of it being syrupy (reading the reviews) but, as it's the only pear jelly recipe I thought I would give it a try. Sure enough, very thin...s ...

  5. Oct 12th 2003

    I thought this recipe turned out excellent and is now my favorite recipe for pear preserves. I have canned a lot of pear preserves but decided to try a new recipe and found this one and I l ...

  6. Sep 25th 2003

    Great flavor and easy to make... I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out great. I was looking for a Pear jam recipe, so after the pears cooked I used my handheld mixed and pureed t ...

  7. Sep 19th 2003

    This looked like a really good preserve recipe, but there was way too much syrup for the amount of pears. Could there be a mistake in the amount of sugar called for? 8 cups seemed like a l ...

  8. Sep 13th 2003

    I was looking for a spicy pear preserve recipe and am glad I found this one! It is easy and very, very yummy. I am looking forward to making a pear preserve cake at Christmas with a jar of ...

  9. Sep 12th 2003

    Very straight forward directions made this recipe easy to follow. The results are scrumptuous -- and I'm not a pear fan! I tried the receipe once yesterday (while I was canning various fru ...