Dear Hubbies Ma is currently visiting both us and some of the other family, and she had brought me a new history/cookbook called Acadian Plantation Country Cookbook by Anne Butler. Its a interesting book, a couple pages on the history of each local Plantation with photos and then three to five of their most famous known recipes..
So far I have made one, sort of.. Can I ever leave a recipe alone.. most likely not, but my version turned out amazing! so we are going with the one that was made, it was inspired by a recipe from Hilary Slaughter Grand Coteau.
- 8 ripe pears-peeled an cut into cubes
- 1/2 cup of frozen orange juice consentrate (I used pulp-free)
- 3 jalapenos, sliced thin, seeds discarded
- 1/2 cup of finely diced red onion
- 2 cups of sugar
- Juice of one Lime and one lemon
- 1/2 a cup of apple Cidar vinegar
- 1 cup of water
- 1 tsp of powdered ginger
- 1 tsp of Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1 stick of cinnamon
Cook all ingredients in a big steel pot until tender and the juice is thickened(watch this carefully once it started to boil, and stir often) Made 4 8 0z Jars, waterbathed for ten min.
It was recommended to go with all kinds of meats, but I can see all kinds of ways to use this amazing spicy flavor burst!
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