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Spiced Pears II

Grandma Showalter's Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking from AlansKitchen.comIngredients

  • 7 - pounds pears, peeled and cut up
  • 1 - pint water
  • 3 - pounds brown sugar
  • 1 - teaspoon cloves
  • 1 - teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 - Tablespoons vinegar


  1. In a large pan at moderate heat, place pears and add water.
  2. Cook 30 minutes or until pears are soft.
  3. Drain water and tie cloves and cinnamon in cheesecloth bag.
  4. Add brown sugar, vinegar, and spices to the pears.
  5. Reduce heat to low and simmer 30 minutes, stirring and adding a little water if needed.
  6. When mixture thickens, remove spice bag and pour into hot, sterilized jars.


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