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Pears in Creme de Menthe
Yield: 3 Pints

12 sm to med pears
1 sm lemon, sliced
2 c granulated sugar
1 c water
1 c green Creme de Menthe

Prepare 3 pint jars.

Peel pears, leaving stems on. Remove blossom end, but do not core.
Drop into bowl of cold water with juice of 2 lemon slices to prevent
discolouration.

In a deep saucepan, combine sugar, water and remaining lemon slices
and bring to a boil. Add pears one at a time and cook over med.
heat, uncovered until just tender. Do not overcook.

With slotted spoon, transfer pears to prepared jars. Boil syrup
until reduced by half. Remove from heat, discard lemon slices and
stir in creme de menthe. Pour over pears, covering them completely.
Cover and seal. Store in a cool dark place for at least 2 weeks
before serving.

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