How to Preserve Pears

My family loves pears! Because pears are so easy to grow, we always have a surplus. Today, I am going to show you a delicious way to hold on to the many pears that you will have once you start.

Today I am working with Bartlett Pears which are the most common pears and you see them all the time in the supermarket. The reason that pears are so abundant is that they come from huge trees that are very prolific. One pear tree can produce as many as 400 pounds of pears.

This is a very easy process. What you will need is:

In the pot place the water and the sugar and let the sugar dissolve in the water, causing a thick syrup. Then add the pears, honey and lemons and let them all simmer in the pot on medium to low heat. Once the pears have simmered, remove them from the heat. Once the pears have cooled remove them from the syrup with a slotted spoon so that you take only the pears, not the juice. Place the pears into the preserving jars as you see here and then add the syrup on top of it once the pears are in. Leave about ¼” of space at the top. Then you will close the container and put them in a pot in boiling water which will vacuum seal the jars. Now you are all set for a wonderful winter with fresh and spicy pear preserves!