I sampled a pear preserves at my friend's house and really liked it. Since Bartlett pear is in season now, I would love to make it myself. I did a search on the web and found some recipes at cooks.com. It gave me a general idea of how it was made. What I liked best about this preserves is no pectin required. For my recipe, I used less sugar (as I found the American version was too sweet), added some ground cinnamon and made it in my bread maker. Direction for stove top is provided as well for those who don't own a bread maker.
Both my girls loved it. We spread it on crackers and toasted bagels. Yummy! I even used it to make cake. The recipe for Pear Preserves Cake will be coming up soon!