Michigan State University Extension
Preserving Food Safely - 01600411


  Halves  or quarters                                       
  Select pears  that are  well  ripened  and firm,  but  not
hard.  Wash  fruit in  cold water.  Peel,  cut in  halves or
quarters and remove cores.                                  

  Heat pears in boiling 40-percent syrup for 1 to 2 minutes,
depending on the size of pieces.  Drain well  and cool.     

  Pack pears into containers and cover with cold  40-percent
syrup  (1  cup  water  to 2/3  cup  sugar).   For  a  better
product,  add 3/4  teaspoon  ascorbic  acid  to  a  quart of
cold syrup.   Leave  1/2  inch  headspace.  Seal,  label and

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