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3 jars of canned pears with 2 fresh pears on the side

Cinnamon Pears in Apple Juice - How to Can Pears

This easy, step-by-step recipe will show you how to preserve fresh pears at home. These cinnamon-spiced canned pears have no added sugar – so it’s a healthy option that’s also perfect for beginners!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword how to can pears
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Processing Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 5 2 pear halves (drained)
Calories 86kcal


  • 1- 1½ lb pears (3 to 5 medium) per pint 
  • 1 Cinnamon stick per pint
  • Unsweetened apple juice


  • PREPARE boiling water canner. Heat jars in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil. Wash lids in warm soapy water and set bands aside.
  • WASH pears. Drain. Peel, core and cut into halves. If desired, treat with fruit fresh or lemon juice to prevent browning. 
  • COOK pears in water one layer at a time until hot throughout. Heat apple juice to a boil. 
  • PACK hot pears, cavity side down, into hot jars leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Place 1 cinnamon stick in each jar. 
  • LADLE hot juice over pears leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe rim. Center hot lid on jar. Apply band and adjust until fingertip tight. Place jar in boiling water canner. Repeat until all jars are filled. 
  • PROCESS jars for 20 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Turn off heat; remove lid and let jars stand 5 minutes. Remove jars and cool. Check for seal after 24 hours. Lids should not flex up and down when center is pressed.


Preserving Method: Water-Bath-Canning
Makes about 1 pint for every 1 to 1-1/2 lb of pears 
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Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg