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6 pounds ripe pears (about 16 large) peeled, cored and chopped
3 cups apple juice
4 (3-inch) sticks cinnamon, broken into pieces
2 (1-ounce) slices fresh gingerroot
12 whole allspice
8 whole cloves
3 cups sugar

Combine pears and apple juice in a large pot. Tie broken cinnamon sticks
and next 3 ingredients in a piece of cheesecloth; add to pear mixture.
Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes to 1 hour until
pears are tender. Drain pears, and discard spice bag. Mash pears or process
in food processor until smooth. Return pear puree to pot and add sugar.
Cook, uncovered, over medium heat 30 to 40 minutes or until mixture
thickens, stirring frequently. Remove from heat, and quickly pour hot pear
mixture into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace; wipe jar
rims. Cover at once with metal lids, and screw on bands. Process in boiling
water bath 5 minutes.

Yield: 5 half pints

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