Ginger Pear Preserve
3 pounds pears, peeled, cored, quartered
6 c sugar
2 lemons, juice and grated rind
2 c water
1 tbs ginger, cut in small pieces
Boil the water, add the pears and let cook until tender. Add the lemon juice, rind, sugar and ginger. Boil rapidly for 5 minutes. Place pears in sterilized jars, pour over them the boiling syrup and seal. To seal the jars, put covers on the jars and adjust the clamps. Do not wipe the syrup from the tops or rubber rings before sealing. Bacteria may be introduced by wiping.
Place the sealed jars back in the wash boiler, cover with hot water to 6 to 8 inches above the tops of the jars, bring to boiling point and let boil for 20 minutes for pint size jars and 30 minutes for quart size jars. The jars must be filled full.