I linked to the recipe yesterday, but let's do a mini-tutorial*, shall we?
First off, I decided to double the recipe, so I could have plenty of preserves, since I had plenty of pears, with more just waiting on the tree.
I used all of these pears, except one.
Chopped pears, lemon juice, fresh ginger, and crystallized ginger, ready to go.
After you mix the sugar, water, lemon juice, lemon zest, and fresh ginger, you must bring to a boil and then let it simmer for 10 minutes.
After adding the pears and crystallized ginger, you have to simmer just at boiling for about 45 minutes (!).
Doubling the recipe made a dozen of the tiny jars and two of the pint jars. Yum, yum.
Isn't this little jar so cute? Just right for a small gift.
Note: This isn't a real tutorial because I didn't say anything about preparing or sealing the jars.
Now I'm going to take a stroll on the beach with my sweetie, and then I plan to flop on the couch and continue seaming up the baby blanket squares! I'm looking forward to it.