Vanilla Spiced Pears

Last week, a dear friend of mine blessed me with two large boxes full of pears. So, as you have probably guessed, I’ve been doing a lot of canning lately.

I wanted to shake up the monotony of plain pears in syrup and really surprise my family with something different. I added cinnamon sticks, cloves and vanilla to the syrup to really spice it up. I couldn’t stop “taste testing” these pears; they were so good!

This is a great recipe for cooking pears and contains an aromatic mixture of spices that will make the whole house smell like fall is finally here.

This is a hot pack method canning recipe, but it can easily be adapted to a oven baked dish.

Spiced Vanilla Pears

Makes 4 quarts

  • 2 to 3 pounds pears per quart
  • 7 cup sugar syrup (3 1/2 cups sugar with 6 cups filtered water)
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  1. Sterilize jars, lids and rings.
  2. In the meantime, core and peel pears and cut pears into quarters or halves.
  3. In a 5 quart pot, over medium heat, make a light syrup and add the vanilla extract to the sugar mixture. Stir and keep syrup hot.
  4. Add sliced pears and lemon juice to the hot syrup and cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until hot throughout.
  5. Place a small piece of cinnamon bark (about a 1/2″ to 5/8″ piece) and 3-5 cloves in each hot jar.
  6. Pack hot pears into hot jars leaving 1/2″ head space. Remove air bubbles. Adjust two piece caps. Process pints 20 minutes, quarts 25 minutes, in a boiling-water bath canner.

This article was originally published at Ready Nutrition™ on August 27th, 2013

- Advertisement -

EAT BUGS AND BE HAPPY: EU Authorities Approve Crickets, Mealworms in Food

This article was originally published by Ramon Tomey at Natural News. Authorities in the European Union (EU) recently approved the inclusion of insects in various forms in...

Cashless Society: Big Banks Prepare To Launch Digital Wallet To Compete With Apple Pay And PayPal

This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge.Major US banks, including Wells Fargo, Bank of America, JPMorgan, and others, will push into...

What To Do When You’ve Picked a Peck of Peppers

Peppers are a summer time must have in my garden. They are usually one of the first plants to put out their spicy fruit,...

Canning Pumpkin

Strawberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Home Canning Makes A Comeback

Honey Packed Peaches

How To Can Venison

Links to check out

Latest Articles