State University Extension
Food Safely - 01600411
Halves or quarters
Select pears that are well ripened and firm, but not
Wash fruit in cold water. Peel, cut in halves or
and remove cores.
Heat pears in boiling 40-percent syrup for 1 to 2 minutes,
on the size of pieces. Drain well and cool.
Pack pears into containers and cover with cold 40-percent
(1 cup water to 2/3 cup sugar). For a better
add 3/4 teaspoon ascorbic acid to a quart of
syrup. Leave 1/2 inch headspace. Seal, label and
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