These gingery pickled Pears just get better on standing. Serve them with meats, game, duck, turkey, or chicken.
In a large pot combine the water, vinegar, juice, sugar, ginger, Tabasco sauce and salt. Tie the cloves, cinnamon sticks and lime slices in a cheesecloth bag and add it to the pot. Cover the pot, bring to a simmer, and cook for 5 minutes. Add the pears and raisins. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, or until the pears are translucent but still firm. Discard the cheesecloth bag. Let the pears cool slightly, then cover and chill. The flavors will blend better if the pears are refrigerated for several days before using. The pears will keep in closed containers for several weeks in the refrigerator. Serve warm or at room temperature. Makes about 10 cups.
From: The Tabasco Cookbook.
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