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Old-Fashioned Pear Conserve

Old-Fashioned Pear Conserve

Fresh pear flavor is preserved in this delicate spread for breakfast breads.

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25 min
Prep Time
60 min
Total Time
3 3/4


2 pounds (8 medium) pears, peeled, cored, quartered

2 1/4 cups sugar

1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple in pineapple juice

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Place half of pears in food processor bowl fitted with metal blade or 5-cup blender container. Process 1-2 minutes or until finely chopped. Place chopped pears in heavy 4-quart saucepan. Process remaining pears; place into saucepan. Stir in all remaining ingredients.

  2. STEP 2

    Cook over medium heat 35-45 minutes or until pears are very soft and mixture thickens. Serve warm or cold on pancakes, waffles, toast, or warm breads. Store refrigerated.

Nutrition (1 tablespoon)

30 Calories
0 Fat (g)
0 Cholesterol (mg)
0 Sodium (mg)
8 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
0 Protein (g)
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