1 cup of sugar, 2 cups of water and 8.5 cups of pears which are quartered, peeled and treated for browning (we use lemon juice).
The recipe was easy. Bring everything but the pears to a boil over medium-high heat and add the pears after everything is disolved. leave the pears at a gentle boil for 5 minutes before loading into heated 8-ounce (1 cup) jars. It all made sense. Boil in a hot water bath for 20 minutes.
It was the fine print that spun my head – add 1.5 teaspoons a Kahlua into the bottle before sealing.
Kahlua and pears? This was news to me and something that sounded less than ideal to me.
As soon as the alcohol hit the hot liquid, it all made sense. This is simply the best smelling preserve I’ve ever made. We haven’t broken in to them yet – a few months down the road we’ll give them a try. I expect them to be phenomenal!