Caramelized Ginger Pears

Caramelized Ginger Pears

  • 8 boxes of your friends’ favorite Dr. Kracker
  • 4 lbs. firm, ripe Anjou pears, peeled and chopped
  • 2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 c. firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 c.crystallized ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbls. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 8 4 oz. decorative jars
  • ribbon

Stir together all ingredients in a large pot and let stand at room temperature stirring occasionally for 2 hours.

Bring mixture to a boil over medium high heat while stirring constantly.  Reduce to low and cook 1 hour until mixture is thickened and golden.  Cool completely.

Spoon into 8 4 oz. jars.  Wipe the rim and secure tightly.  Decorate with ribbons and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.  Pair with a box of Dr. Kracker for the perfect Christmas present or party favor!