This weekend a neighbor gave us a bag of fresh pears. I’m always ready to try something new so I decided to can them. Turns out that turning fresh pears into canned pears for winter is an easy process with minimal work involved. Do you love the taste of fresh pears? Ever tried canning them?
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How to Can Pears for Winter
Wash and peal
- Simply wash the pears
- Peel using a vegetable peeler
- Cut off the ends
- Soak the cut pears in a big bowl of water.
- Use citric acid powder or lemon juice to keep the cut pears from turning brown while you cut and peel the full batch.
- Bring water and sugar mixture and add cut pears to the syrup till fully heated.
You can use as much or little sugar as you want. I used 8 cups of water with 1 cup sugar for light syrup.
- Bring your water bath canner to a full rolling boil while you finish preparing your pears. Pour the pears into your prepared jars.
- Process the cut pears in a water bath canner for 20 minutes per pint and 25 minutes for quarts.
I was able to make 7 pints of pears with 1 bag of fresh pears.
Now I’m excited to try some more. Maybe I’ll even plant some pear trees on the farm this spring!