I was so taken that I asked for the recipe on the spot. She pointed me to what has become my canning and preserving bible, the classic Putting Food By. But although I've used many recipes from that book, I've never actually made the spiced pears.
So when our neighbors offered us some excess pears from their tree this year, I knew just what I wanted to do with them.
|Pears simmer in a spice-infused brine.|
|Just like I remember!|