Failsafe Recipes: Sweet things, biscuits, desserts

Pear Tapioca

1/2 cup tapioca
3 cups water
1/2 tsp sea salt or to taste
3 cups fresh or canned peeled pears, sliced
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp citric acid
2 tbsp water

Soak tapioca overnight in water. Add salt and boil, stirring until clear (about 30 minutes). Layer pears into a greased baking dish. Mix citric acid with water. Spoon over sugar and citric acid mix. Pour tapioca over and bake in a moderate oven about 45 minutes. Cool and allow to set. Serve with icecream. - Howard