How to Can Pears Without Sugar



  1. Wash the pears and halve or quarter them. Remove spoiled spots. (You can peel them if you wish, but I didn’t!)
  2. Allow the pears to soak for 2-3 minutes in a lemon juice bath. This helps to prevent discoloration. I mixed roughly 1/2 cup of lemon juice with 1 gallon of water, and then briefly washed/dipped the pears in the solution.
  3. Pack the pears into hot, sterilized jars.
  4. Cover the pears with boiling water, leaving 1/2-inch headspace.
  5. Process in a boiling water canner: 25 minutes for pints, 30 minutes for quarts.
  6. Enjoy your home canned pears in homemade yogurt, oatmeal, or straight from the jar!