Canning Pears in Maple Syrup



  1. Cut pairs in half and scoop out the small seeds.
  2. Soak your pairs for 2-3 minutes in a lemon water bath. (optional)
  3. Pack the pears into hot, sterilized jars.
  4. Cover pears with hot syrup, leaving 1/2-inch headspace.
  5. Wipe rims and place a hot canning lid on each jar.
  6. Process in a boiling water canner for 25 minutes for pint jars and 30 minutes for quart jars. (Add 1 minute additional processing time for every 1000 feet above sea level.)