The 8 best recipes for canning pears or how to preserve them all year round. Get inspired!

Did you know that pears are rich in fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K?

They are also a source of minerals such as copper and potassium.

Try our great recipes for canning pears and enjoy this healthy treat whenever you feel like it.

Enjoy your meal!

Pickling for canning

The basis of the pickle is sugar and water – we adjust their quantity as needed. The stated amount is calculated for about 6 kilograms of pears.

You will need

  • 2 ¼ cup sugar
  • 5 ¼ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon of citric acid

Preparation process

  • Pour the water into a pot of the appropriate size.
  • As soon as the water starts to boil, sprinkle sugar and citric acid.
  • Cook until the sugar is completely dissolved.

Preservation of pears in the oven

You can easily preserve pears in the oven. With our recipe, it’s a piece of cake!

You will need

  • pears
  • infusion
  • jar
  • newspaper or cloth
  • deep plate

Preparation process

  • Sterilize the canning jars and prepare the pickle.
  • Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius.
  • Wash the pears and remove any unwanted particles.
  • Cut them into quarters and place in jars.
  • Depending on your taste, you can add cinnamon, cloves or part of a vanilla pod to the pears in the glasses.
  • Then pour the cooled pickle over the pears up to the edge.
  • Close the jars carefully with a lid and place them on a tray lined with newspaper or a tea towel.
  • Place the glasses further apart and fill them with water.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes.
  • You can also try the variant where you close the jars with a lid only after taking them out of the oven – the lid will stick to the jar immediately.
  • After removing from the oven, turn the jars upside down and let them cool until the next day.
  • Then store them in a suitable place – the chamber should be dark and cool.
A jar of pickled pears.

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Classic canning of pears

Try our simple recipe for canning pears in a crockpot!

You will need

  • pears
  • infusion
  • canning pot with a thermometer
  • jar

Preparation process

  • Wash and dry the pears thoroughly.
  • Don’t forget to peel them from the skin – you can use a vegetable peeler.
  • Remove the stems and cut each pear in half.
  • Remove the inner cores and nucleoli.
  • Soak the pears in water with lemon juice to prevent them from browning.
  • Prepare a sugar syrup or infusion with one part sugar to two parts water.
  • Put the pears in the prepared canning jars and add cinnamon, cloves or ginger to them.
  • Pour the pickle into the jars and close the lids carefully.
  • Place the jars in the canning pot and cover them with water so that they are completely submerged.
  • Cook for about 20 minutes at 85 degrees.
  • Then take them out of the pot and turn them upside down – place them on a tea towel.
  • Leave to cool – preferably overnight and then store.
Pickled pears in a glass and fresh pears placed next to it.

Pickled pears without sugar

This form of canning is also suitable for diabetics – it does not contain any added sugar, only the natural sugar from the pears.

You will need

  • pears
  • water
  • a pinch of salt – it will keep the pears firmer and juicy

Preparation process

  • First clean the pears, peel them, cut them into the desired pieces and remove the cores.
  • Meanwhile, boil the water and let it cool.
  • Start placing the pears in the pre-prepared glasses and put a little salt in each glass.
  • Pour boiled water over them and cover them.
  • Then proceed as in classic canning – cook at 85 degrees for about 20 minutes.
  • After removing, turn them upside down and let them cool.
Pickled pears in jars.

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Preservation of pears with rum

This canning method is not suitable for children as it contains alcohol, but it is an absolutely delicious way to preserve pears.

You will need

  • 4 cups of orange juice
  • 8 pears
  • 2 cups of water
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 sticks of cinnamon
  • 80 milliliters of Captain Morgan rum

Adjust the amount of ingredients according to the amount of pears.

Preparation process

  • Start by washing and sterilizing the jars.
  • Pour the orange juice into a large bowl.
  • Clean the pears, cut them into slices or small cubes and put them in a bowl with juice.
  • In the meantime, prepare a light pickle with a combination of water and sugar – rather remove the sugar, pears contain their own sugar and there is enough of it in the alcohol.
  • Stack the pears in glasses, add cinnamon, rum and cover them with the pickle.
  • Close the lids carefully and place them in the canning pot.
  • Cook for 20 minutes at 80 degrees.
  • After taking them out of the pot, turn them upside down and let them cool.
Pickled pears in jars with fresh pears and whole cinnamon next to it.

Canning pears in the dishwasher

Canning in the dishwasher is a bit unconventional, but it’s simple and really effective.

You will need

  • pears
  • infusion

Preparation process

  • Prepare the jars – sterilize them. (choose rather larger or smaller glasses)
  • Wash, clean and cut the pears in half – remove the cores.
  • In the meantime, prepare the pickle.
  • Put the pears in the glasses, you can add cinnamon, cloves or vanilla pod to them – as you like.
  • Pour the marinade over them and carefully close the lid.
  • Stack glasses about 1 centimeter apart in the bottom of the dishwasher.
  • Put the smaller ones in the upper part.
  • It is important that all the glasses stand straight.
  • Turn on the dishwasher for the longest program (water temperature should be about 75-80 degrees) and let it finish.
  • Take out the glasses and turn them upside down – let them cool.
Pickled pears in canning jars.

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Preservation of pears in the microwave oven

Yes, you can also prepare pears for preservation in the microwave oven. Try it yourself!

You will need

  • pears
  • infusion
  • glass
  • plastic bowl

Preparation process

  • Clean the pears and cut them to the desired size.
  • Place them gradually in sterilized jars and add, for example, cinnamon or ginger to taste.
  • Cover them with the prepared sugar and water marinade.
  • Put the lids on the jars and tighten them tightly.
  • Place a plastic bowl in the microwave oven in which to place the glass – it serves as protection against leakage.
  • Set the microwave to 700 Watts and set the timer for 6 minutes – double the time with each additional glass.
  • After taking out the glass, put it upside down in the classic way and let it cool.
Pickled pears in jars without lids.

Other methods of processing pears to preserve them

Instead of traditional canning, you can also try making pear chutney or thank the children with sweet pear marmalade.

Pear marmalade

You will need

  • 8 pears
  • 2 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup freshly grated ginger
  • juice of three limes
  • grated lime zest

Preparation process

  • Wash, clean, peel and cut the pears into small pieces.
  • Then put all the ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil.
  • Start by heating slowly – the important thing is to dissolve the sugar.
  • The whole mixture is boiled for about 15 minutes, stirring constantly – until it thickens.
  • Put the resulting marmalade into jars and tightly tighten the lids.
  • Place in a pot of water and cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Finally, pull them out and turn them upside down.
  • It is a good idea to check that the jars are tightly closed.
  • Allow to cool and store.
Pear jam in a jar.

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Pear chutney

This chutney is great as a side sauce for almost any meal.

You will need

  • 200 g cane sugar
  • 200 ml of vinegar
  • 100 ml of apple cider
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 red onions – chopped into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 10 pears – peeled and diced
  • some chili
  • 50 g of raisins

Preparation process

  • Combine sugar, vinegar, apple cider, star anise, cumin, red onion and ginger in a large saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Add the pears and chilli and cook for 40 minutes until the juices are syrupy and the pears are cooked. Stir in the raisins and let the mixture cool.
  • Fill the sterilized jars with the mixture, which we heat sufficiently in advance.
  • Let cool and store.
Pear chutney in an open jar.

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