This was my first attempt at preserves and I found the recipe fairly easy. I followed other reviews and cut the spices to 1/2 teaspoon each. I also cooked the pears for about 20 minutes, frequently mashing them with a potato masher until they were more like pear sauce than pear chunks. I did use 1 and 1/2 boxes of pectin, rather than 1 box, to make up for the difference in the amount in the recipe and the amount in 1 box of pectin. Other than that, I followed the recipe and a few basic canning tips from other sites. I had no problem with the preserves setting. They were fine the next day and seem to have set even more a week later. This is great on PB&J sandwiches, english muffins and just plain toast. A keeper at our house and will make yummy holiday gifts for co-workers and neighbors. I have made two batches and got 9, 8oz. jelly jars from each batch.
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This was my first attempt at preserves and I found the recipe fairly easy. I followed other...