|Photo Credits to Debra Pietrangelo-Thank you for sharing, you're so gifted!|
Downtown Tecumseh hosted my very favorite event last night; Holiday Open House. Our downtown was decked out in white fairy lights, horse drawn carriages, burning barrels, carolers and more. It's an extremely charming evening.
I apologize to my visitors for running out of recipe cards, so here you go!! Pear Conserve; lovely on cheese, scones, ice cream or the Effie's Nutcakes we served it on. It's a taste of Autumn and a great taste to kickoff your holiday season!
2 ½ cups fresh pears, peeled, cored and chopped
½ cup water
3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice (bottled if canning)
1.75 ounce package of pectin
1 ¾ cup granulated sugar
½ cup raisins
1/3 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a large saucepan over high heat, combine water, pears and lemon juice to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in pectin, increase heat and bring back to a full boil, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar and raisins. Return to a boil and allow to boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in pecans and cinnamon. Ladle into a sterilized jar, wipe rim and attach lid. Process in hot water bath for 15 minutes. Yields 2 2/3 cups- approximately 2 half pints plus a little leftover to eat right away!