This recipe was clipped from a magazine and found in a large collection, date unknown. I’ve typed it below along with a scanned copy.

Recipe Clipping For Pear Preserves


3 cups sugar
2 cups water
8 cups peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped pears

Combine sugar and water in a large Dutch oven; bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves.

Cook at a rolling boil 5 minutes. Add pears and simmer 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until pears are transparent.

Quickly spoon pears into hot sterilized jars. If necessary, boil syrup 3 to 5 minutes longer or until thickened. Pour over fruit, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Cover at once with metal lids, and screw metal bands tight. Process in boiling-water bath 10 minutes.

Yield: about 7 cups.

Please read the Safe Canning & Food Preservation section if planning on canning this recipe.

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3 Responses to Canning Pear Preserves – Vintage Recipe

Agnes Taylor
Published 7 October, 2013 in 9:09 pm

What do you mean when you sau boil syrup 3 to5 minutes then pour over fruit in jars?

Brenda Smith
Published 29 July, 2016 in 3:05 pm

I made this receip and my husband loves it. The syrup I had left ,he used it on pancakes and biscuits . Thanks a lot!

Published 27 September, 2017 in 3:59 pm

I’ve never had a written recipe, mine was oral and passed down from my mother. I tried this recipe, and it worked really well. I added a few minutes to the cook time because the pears were extra “juicy”. Try it for an old time treat!

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