Canned Honey Spiced Pears Preserves

Dorlaine Simpson


My sister had the recipe from a Kerr box for Canned Honey Spiced Pears. she added more sugar and cooked longer making it preserves.

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11 pints
30 Min
3 Hr


6 1/4 lb
pears,peeled, cored and sliced
4 c
white sugar
1 c
1 c
vinegar, 5% acidity
1 c
2 tsp
whole allspice
1 tsp
whole coriander
1 stick
cinnamon, broken


1Prepare jars and lids.
2Combine sugar, honey, vinegar and water in a large sauce pot. Tie spices together in a cheesecloth bag and place in sauce pot. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat; cover; simmer ten min..
3Place pears in syrup and bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cook pears on low for 3 hrs will turn bright orange when finished.
4Remove spice bag. Pack pears into hot jars, leaving 1/2" headspace. Ladle syrup over jars leaving 1/2" headspace. Remove air bubbles using a nonmetallic spatula. Wipe jar rim clean. Place lid on jar with sealing compound next to glass. Screw band down evenly and firmly, just until a point of resistance is met - fingertip tight.
5Process 10 minutes in a boiling water canner. Yield: about five pint jars.
6Note: To prevent pears from browning, treat peeled pears with Fruit-Fresh Fruit Protector.

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Course/Dish: Jams & Jellies
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