Pear canning recipes are by far the best way to preserve pears, as they don’t store as well as apples. Enjoy luscious pears all year long right from your pantry shelf!
There’s an old saying about pears attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson that basically sums up the trouble every pear lover faces…
“There are only about 10 minutes in the life of a pear when it’s perfect to eat.”
Knowing that, it’s tricky to catch pears right at the peak of ripeness…without being completely overwhelmed. If you have a pear tree at home, you know exactly what I mean. They come in by the bushel full, but there’s no way to eat them in time.
That’s when pear canning recipes come to the rescue, and you can choose the pears that are perfectly ripe each day and basically stop time in a canning jar.
Later on, take them off the pantry shelf for perfect pears every time…be it jam, jelly, whole canned pears or something exotic like pickled pears or pear chutney!
Pear Canning Recipes
Pears offer a unique texture that works well in various recipes, so you’ll never grow bored of the fruit. Can them plain or with other flavors, or try a recipe for one of the great summer delicacies the fruit lends itself to.
Canning Pears in Syrup
Plain canned pears are a wonderful treat for children and grownups, straight from the jar. Once the fresh fruit season is gone, you’ll want to have a few of these on hand.
Pear Pie Filling
When pear season comes around, you’ll want to save plenty for putting up luscious pie fillings that will last all year. Subtle flavors are great on their own or paired with various other options.
- Pear Pie Filling
- Vanilla Bean Pear Pie Filling
- Pear Pineapple Pie Filling
- Canned Rhubarb and Pear Pie Filling
Making jam is fun and saves lots of money over time by allowing you to have this unique sweet treat right on your pantry shelf.
Rich, spreadable jelly is easy to preserve, especially with a large pear harvest. And homemade versions are always the very best.
The consistency of the pear makes it an excellent choice for creating the perfect sauce. Pears cook differently than other fruits, though, so follow these recipes for a fabulous flavor.
Pear butter is an alternative to apple butter that’s easy to make and preserve for your kitchen pantry. One try, and you’ll want to create your own inventory of this silky butter.
- Pear Butter
- Vanilla Spiced Pear Butter
- Brown Sugar Pear Butter
- Caramel Spice Pear Butter
- Salted Caramel Pear Butter
Pear juice is perfect by itself or with recipes that require a hint of sweetness without overdoing it. The subtle flavor is a star in many dishes and drinks.
What can you use pear syrup for? We’re glad you asked! Use it for pancakes, waffles, Sunday brunch, or to spice up other recipes. And these are just some ideas to get you started.
Enjoy spiced pears all by themselves, atop other dishes, or as an accompaniment. Any way you use them, you’ll want to stock up, so you don’t run out.
- Pickled Pears
- Sweet and Sour Spiced Pickled Pears
- Pickled Asian Pears with Lemon
- Spiced Pickled Pears
- Sweet and Spicy Pickled Pears
Chutney is similar to relish but mixes a wide range of seasonings and spices. It’s a perfect addition to various meats and curried foods.
- How to Make and Can Pear Chutney
- Ginger & Pear Chutney
- Spiced Pear Chutney Preserves
- Raisin Pear Chutney
- Jalapeno Pear Chutney
Ways to Preserve Pears
Looking for more ways to preserve pears?
Putting up more than just pears this season?
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