Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine pears, water and lemon juice in a heavy bottomed 8-quart pan.
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring often.
  3. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until soft, stirring often (about 30 minutes).
  4. Add sugar and cinnamon, bring to a boil.
  5. If too chunky put it thru a food mill.
  6. Fill prepared hot jars with hot sauce, leaving 1/2-inch headspace.
  7. Gently run a narrow nonmetallic spatula between sauce and jars to release air bubbles.
  8. Wipe rims clean; top with hot lids, then firmly screw on bands.
  9. Process in boiling water bath for 15 minutes for pints, 20 minutes for quarts.
  10. You may want to change the amount of sugar depending on your taste.
Most Helpful

This pear sauce is fabulous!! I was using some sort of small pears off of my neighbor's pear tree, so I couldn't really tell if I was using the proper amount for the recipe. After cooking the pears I just added cinnamon and sugar to taste. I ended up with 5 quart size jars and three pint size jars. I love cinnamon, so I think I probably used a couple tablespoons, but only about 1/3 cup of sugar since the pears were very sweet on their own. I served some to a dinner guest and my kids over vanilla ice cream for dessert tonight and they all loved it. This is going to be my staple pear sauce recipe from now on.

Kara0473 August 22, 2010

I am with CarolAT---WOW! This recipe was right on target with ingredients and cooking times. For personal preference the sugar was reduced to 1/2 cup and I only used 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon. The cooked pears were processed in the Vita-Mix. Thanks for posting the canning instructions in the recipe.

PaulaG September 07, 2008

Wow, this recipe is very good. Not too sweet and just a hint of cinnamon really makes this a keeper recipe. I had a great crop of pears from my pear tree this year, and I wanted to be able to use them before the birds nibbled at too many of them. I doubled the recipe and used 18-20 lbs. pounds of pears, added three teaspoons of cinnamon, and ran my cooked pears through my food mill to get a smoother texture. I ended up with 7 pints of delicious pear sauce. My granddaughter just loves applesauce so I know she will really enjoy this pear sauce too. Thanks for posting this great recipe.

CarolAT September 05, 2008