Total Time
6hrs 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 6 hrs


  1. Peel and dice pears.
  2. Put in large pot and cover with sugar.
  3. Let set overnight.
  4. The next day, add lemon juice and bring to a rapid boil.
  5. Turn heat to low and let slow cook 5 to 6 hours, till it turns light brown.
  6. Bring back to a boil and quickly ladle into jars and seal.
  7. For a no-fail seal, invert jars for 5 minutes.
Most Helpful

5 5

My children made this for the county fair. It took 1st place! These are very good. Ours didn't set up as much as I would have liked, however I have a elec. stove and I think they did not cook down enough. Lot's of fun and Very Good to eat. Thanks!

turned out very good, freinds said the best pear preserves they ever ate

3 5

My preserves did not firm up as much as i thought they should. They turned out more like pears in heavy syrup.