Ginger-Pear Preserves

Yield: 

about 20 pints

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Thanks for the recipe. Do I

Thanks for the recipe. Do I have to peel the lemons before slicing them?

It is not necessary to peel

It is not necessary to peel the lemons, but do be sure that they are thinly sliced and of course, seeded.

Could you use candied ginger?

Could you use candied ginger?

Yes, you could, but be sure

Yes, you could, but be sure to mince it as finely as possible. And you might want to cut back on the sugar just a little bit since you will get some from the ginger. 

Could I add replace ginger

Could I add replace ginger with hot pepper ? I would like to make 2 batches . One Ginger Pear..another Pear Pepper ? Thank you for recipe .

We leave that up to your

We leave that up to your taste buds, Betty!

Lemon Slices

Do you leave the lemon slices in the finished product or do you remove before filling the jars?

Lemon Slices

Hi Lori,

Leave them in for fuller flavor.

I am wondering if there is

I am wondering if there is water added to this recipe?

No, you do not add water.

No, you do not add water.

I still see no pectin added

I still see no pectin added in recipes..really?

Some cooks/bakers prefer to

Some cooks/bakers prefer to use pectin and that is just fine. It will shorten the cooking time.

I, too, am wondering about

I, too, am wondering about the prep of the ginger.

You would peel and grate the

You would peel and grate the ginger, or finely dice. Your preference.
Enjoy!

Sounds delicious. How do you

Sounds delicious. How do you prepare the ginger? I presume you peel it, but do you slice, grate or chop it?

what do you do with the

what do you do with the lemons??

The lemon slices are added at

The lemon slices are added at the same time as the other ingredients. We apologize for leaving out that step.