Canned Pears (halved)

  

Quantity: For each 7-quart canner load, you need an average of 17-1/2 pounds of fresh pears. For each 9-pint canner load, you need an average of 11 pounds of fresh pears.

Quality: Choose ripe, mature fruit of ideal quality for eating fresh or cooking.

Jar size: Pints or Quarts

Instructions:

1. Wash and rinse canning jars; keep hot until ready to use. Prepare lids according to manufacturer's directions.

2. Wash and peel pears. Cut lengthwise in halves and remove core. A melon baller or metal measuring spoon works well for coring pears.

3. To prevent darkening, hold pears in a mixture of water and ascorbic acid (use directions at beginning).

4. Prepare a very light, light or medium syrup, or pack pears in apple juice, white grape juice or water. Raw packs make poor quality pears.

5. Boil drained pears five minutes in syrup, juice or water.

6. Fill jars with hot fruit and cooking liquid; leave 1/2-inch headspace.

7. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace if needed. Wipe rims of jars with a dampened clean paper towel; apply two-piece metal canning lids.

8. Process in a boiling water canner or pressure canner according to the recommendations. Let cool, undisturbed, 12-24 hours and check for seals.

Processing time:

Processing Times for Boiling Water Canner

 

 

Process Times at Altitudes of:

Style of Pack

Jar Size

0-1000 ft

1001-3000 ft

3001-6000 ft

Above 6000 ft

Hot

Pints

Quarts

 20  min

 25 min

 25 min

 30 min

 30 min

 35 min

 35 min

 40 min

 

Process Times for Pears, halved in a Dial-Gauge Pressure Canner.

 

 

 

Canner Pressure (PSI) at Altitudes of:

Style of Pack

Jar Size

Process Time

0-2000 ft

2001-4000 ft

4001-6000 ft

6001-8000 ft

Hot

Pints or

Quarts

 10 min

 6 lb

 7 lb

 8 lb

 9 lb

 

Process Times for Halved Pears in a Weighted-Gauge Pressure Canner.

 

 

 

Canner Pressure (PSI) at Altitudes of

Style of Pack

Jar Size

Process Time

0-1000 ft

Above 1000 ft

 Hot

 Pints or Quarts

 10 min

 5 lb

 10 lb

Source: National Center for Home Food Preservation




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