How to Make Pear Perserves
- Peel, core and cut pear into strips and weigh. Add 1/2 sugar to 3 cups of water. Boil 2 minutes add pears. Boil 15 minutes, then add remaining sugar and lemon. Boil until pears are clear. Let stand 12-24 hours in a cool place. Pack fruit into hot jars (pints or quarts). Boil syrup 2 minutes (or longer if seems thin). Pour hot boiling syrup over pears, seal. Process 20 minutes simmering in a hot water bath.