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Honey Cinnamon Pears from Ball® Fresh Preserving Products


  • 6 pounds mixed green and red pears unpeeled, quartered and cored
  • 3 tablespoons Fruit Fresh or lemon juice
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup honey
  • 6 cinnamon sticks


  • Prepare boiling water canner. Heat jars in simmering water until ready to use, do not boil. Wash lids in warm soapy water and set aside with bands.
  • Combine Fruit Fresh or lemon juice in a bowl with enough water to cover pear quarters; let soak until syrup is simmering.
  • Combine water, apple juice, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and honey in a 4 quart saucepan set over medium heat. Bring to a simmer.
  • Add pears to honey syrup and stir gently until heated through.
  • Place one cinnamon stick into a jar; pack hot pears in jar leaving a ½ inch headspace. Ladle hot syrup over pears, leaving a ½ inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe jar rim. Center lid on jar and apply band, adjust to fingertip tight. Place jar in boiling water canner. Repeat until all jars are filled.
  • Process jars 20 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Turn off heat, remove lid, let jars stand 5 minutes. Remove jars and cool 12-24 hours. Check lids for seal, they should not flex when center is pressed.