- 9 cups peeled, cubed pears (about 2 ½ lbs)
- 2 thinly sliced, seeded lemons
- 6 cups sugar
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh ginger
Combine pears, lemons, ginger and sugar and let stand in refrigerator at least 12 hours or overnight. The next day, bring the mixture to a boil, uncovered, over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer until thick (1 to 1 ½ hours), stirring occasionally. Ladle into sterilized jars, seal, and process 10 minutes in a boiling water bath. Makes 6-8 8 oz. jars.