If you need to you can peel, seed and cook to soften the pears then puree in food processor. This can be used on bread, waffles, pour it on
a layer of cream cheese for a cracker spread, serve with a pork roast
or turkey. Try it straight out of the jar.
10 lbs pears, processed to a puree (I did in a vita mix)
1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
2 teaspoons orange zest
4 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 vanilla bean, seeds of
Wash 8-10 pint jars in hot soapy water or in dish washer. Keep hot
until needed. Prepare lids as manufacturer directs. Place in a 6-
Pour orange juice over fruit. Stir in orange peel, sugar, spices
and seed of vanilla bean.
Use a hand blender if need be to get a nice smooth puree. Stirring
constantly over medium heat, bring to a boil.
Ladle into hot jars 1 at a time, leaving 1/4 inch headspace.
Release trapped air. Wipe rim of jars with a clean damp cloth. Attach
Place in canner. Process in a boiling-water bath. For 15 minutes.