This is a wonderful concoction, full of warm spices like cinnamon and ginger. If you're looking for an unusual home-made gift for friends, a batch of this can be made in less than an hour. Gives 6 to 7 half-pint jars.
1 large carrot, peeled and shredded
2 pears, peeled, cored and diced into small pieces
1 large can crushed pineapple, with juice
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
one pouch of liquid Certo or other pectin
6 1/2 cups sugar
Prepare preserving jars by sanitizing in a dishwasher or immersing in a pot of boiling water.
Mix everything except the Certo and sugar in a large pot. Bring to a simmer. Keep at a low simmer and cook for about 20 minutes, or until pears are soft, stirring frequently. Add more water as necessary. Mix in Certo and sugar and bring to a full rolling boil. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and pour into prepared jars. Screw on lids with bands. Cool and refrigerate for up to a month OR process in hot water bath for longer storage.
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