Pears To Stew

Pare some Barland pears; take out the core, and lay them close in a tin

saucepan, with a cover fitting quite exact; add the rind of a lemon cut

thin and half its juice, a small stick of cinnamon, twenty grains of

allspice, and one pound of loaf-sugar, to a pint and a half of water.

Bake them six hours in a very slow oven. Prepared cochineal is often

used for colouring.