Pickled Pears

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The Farmhouse Kitchen

The Farmhouse Kitchen

By Mary Norwak

Published 1991

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  • 6lb hard pears
  • 3lb sugar
  • ½ pint vinegar
  • 1oz cinnamon stick
  • 24 cloves
  • 24 peppercorns


    Peel the pears and cut in half if they are large. Put them in cold salted water to keep a good colour. Dissolve the sugar in the vinegar and add the spices tied in a muslin bag. When hot, add the pears and simmer gently until the pears are tender but not broken. Put the pears into warm jars, pour the syrup over, and cover firmly.