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8 lbs sound, firm pears

4 lbs sugar
1/4 chopped ginger

4 lemons

Peel pears, remove stems, quarter and core. Cut into small pieces.

Add sugar and ginger and allow to stand over night. In the morning, quarter lemons, remove seeds and cut into small pieces.

Add lemons to pears and cook very slowly for 3 hours.

Pack in sterilized jars and seal.

Peaches may be prepared in the same way.