Michigan State University Extension
Preserving Food Safely - 01600411


Halves or quarters
Select pears that are well ripened and firm, but not
hard. Wash fruit in cold water. Peel, cut in halves or
quarters and remove cores.

Heat pears in boiling 40-percent syrup for 1 to 2 minutes,
depending on the size of pieces. Drain well and cool.

Pack pears into containers and cover with cold 40-percent
syrup (1 cup water to 2/3 cup sugar). For a better
product, add 3/4 teaspoon ascorbic acid to a quart of
cold syrup. Leave 1/2 inch headspace. Seal, label and

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