Cinnamon Pears in Apple Juice-Canning

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

A healthy way to can pears. This can be used for people on restricted diets. Adapted from the Ball Blue Book of Canning.


  1. Peel pears, and cut into halves and core.
  2. Treat to prevent darkening(I submerge them in lemon juice and a little water).
  3. Drain; rinse and drain again.
  4. Cook pears in water one layer at a time until hot throughout.
  5. Heat the apple juice just to a boil.
  6. Pack hot pears into hot jars, leaving 1/2" headspace.
  7. Place 1 cinnamon stick in each jar.
  8. Ladle hot apple juice over pears, leaving 1/2" headspace.
  9. Remove air bubbles(I do this with a knife).
  10. Adjust two piece caps.
  11. Process pints 20 minutes in a boiling water canner. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

I made a few jars of these last summer and loved them! This summer I am planning on canning many more than that. I didn't have cinnamon sticks so I just sprinkled in a little ground cinnamon with the apple juice. Super easy and delicious!

loricrenshaw August 16, 2012

This recipe is excellent!!! I just made 10 quarts with the last of the pears. I can't wait to eat them all!!!! Very simple to do.

babarr September 23, 2009

I agree with the others. 5 Stars for super easy preparation! It really doesn't get any easier than this. Thanks for posting a true keeper!

Axe September 22, 2009