Yields 8 pints.
12 lbs. fresh pears (about 40 pears), peeled and quartered
4 green bell peppers
2 lbs. onions
2-1/2 tbls. salt
5 cups white vinegar
4 cups sugar
2 tbls. pickling spice
2 tbls. turmeric
1. Grind pears, peppers and onions. Pour salt over mixture and let stand for 1 hour, then drain off the juices.
2. In a large pot, mix vinegar with sugar, pickling spice and turmeric over high heat and bring to a boil. Add pear mixture and return to a boil for 5 minutes.
3. Bottle in sterile jars while hot and seal.
4. Process in a water bath for 10 minutes.
Note: Water should cover the jars by 2 inches. The 10 minutes are timed from when the water begins to boil.