3 quarts pears, sliced or chopped
3 cups water
4 1/2 cups granulated sugar
6 slices lemon
Wash and pare fruit. Cook until tender in water. Remove fruit and make a syrup
of the liquid and sugar. Add fruit to partially cooled syrup and bring gently to
a boil. Add lemon slices. Boil rapidly until fruit is clear and tender. Let
stand in syrup to cool.
Remove lemon. Pour fruit into sterilized jars. Reheat syrup to boiling and pour
over fruit. Seal each jar as filled.
Yields 8 (8 ounce) jars.