orange slices (optional)
In each quart mason jar put 1/4 c. sugar.
Pour about 1 c. hot tap water into each and shake bottles to dissolve sugar.
Slice oranges and place one slice in the bottom of each jar.
Peel, core and half pears.
Place in mason jars, core side down.
Pour hot water over pears until jar is full, leaving 1/2" headspace.
Remove air bubbles with a knife or plastic spatula by running it down the sides of the bottle.
Steam quarts for 25 minutes, pints for 20 (do not start the timer until steam is consistently coming out).
Remember to adjust for altitude - Utah time is 35 minutes for quarts, 25 for pints.
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