Return to Content

Ginger-Pear Preserves

Ginger-Pear Preserves
0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)
Print Friendly

Total Time: 60

Yield: about 20 pints

Back in Yankee's infancy, in 1938, we were already including great recipes celebrating the seasons of New England. The pear-and-ginger combination here is stellar--and, once again, a fairly simple recipe. If 10 pounds of pears is more than you want to can, cut the recipe in half.

Login to add to your Recipe Box
Upload Your PhotoUpload Your Photo


  • 10 pounds pears
  • 5 pounds sugar
  • 5 ounces ginger
  • 5 lemons, thinly sliced


Peel and slice pears very thinly. Place in a large bowl.
Add sugar and ginger and toss well to coat.
Let stand overnight.
In a large pot over low heat, cook, stirring often, about 3 hours.
Spoon into hot sterilized canning jars (leaving headspace). Seal and process 20 minutes.
Updated Monday, September 27th, 2010

Bring New England Home

Subscribe for 1 year for only $19.97!

A 44% saving!


Browse Similar Recipes

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

We reserve the right to remove or edit comments that are offensive or disrespectful to our readers and/or writers, cannot be verified, lack clarity, or contain profanity. Your comments may be republished by Yankee Magazine across multiple platforms.

©2016, Yankee Publishing Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Yankee Publishing Inc., | P.O. Box 520, Dublin, NH 03444 | (603) 563-8111