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.