Honey is still quite ill with this virus. He is not contagious, but He is very, very tired and says that "everything tastes like dirt". Now Honey is a good man, no doubt. But he is not easy, when sick. Nothing is good, nothing tastes good, nothing is fun, nothing is worth anything.
Whew! Whew indeed.
So my plan is to just keep on keeping on, and mind my own business!
I know lets make pear butter. I made this recipe about 25 years ago. I have remembered it and wanted to make it again. When I came upon these pears at the market, I knew it was time to get cooking and make some. The orange and nutmeg combination is both delicious and fragrant. As you can see from the photo above, I only had half of the pear puree needed for a full recipe. But a half recipe will work fine for tonight. I won't complete the water bath process, because this will go into the fridge and be eaten right away.
adapted from: The Ball Blue Book
6 - 7 pounds of pears (about 20 medium) You will need 2 quarts of cooked mashed pears.
4 c sugar
1 t grated orange peel
1/2 t fresh nutmeg
1/3 c orange juice
Wash pears, peel and core. Combine in a large sauce pan with 1/4 c water. Cover and bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook until soft. Mash with a potato masher. Stir in sugar, cook until sugar dissolves. Add remaining ingredients and cook until thick enough to round up on a spoon. As mixture thickens, stir frequently to prevent sticking. Ladle into jars, cap. Boil 10 minutes in water bath. Makes 4 pints.
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