Pear Preserves

Pear PreservesRecipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham


The subtle, sweet flavor of pears is perfect for Pear Preserves. Pears begin appearing in farmer's markets right at the start of fall


Makes 3 pt.

Recipe from

Southern Living


8 Bartlett pears, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
3 cups sugar
2 lemons, thinly sliced


Cook pears, sugar, and lemons in a heavy 3-qt. saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, 5 to 7 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to medium-high; cook, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes or until mixture is thick and golden and pears are tender. Cool 10 minutes. Spoon into 3 (1-pt.) widemouthed jars. Store in refrigerator up to 3 weeks.