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Cinnamon Red Hot Canned Pears Recipe

09 September

Canning cinnamon pears with red hots is a delicious way to preserve pears.  This recipe is easy to make with fruit from your pear tree.  It has a low sugar simple syrup and cinnamon red hot candy for a unique flavor that’s perfect for using in recipes or eating plain.


My husband’s grandmother used to make red hot cinnamon pears when he was growing up.  I was never a fan of canned pears, but I decided to try them.


These canned cinnamon pears are nothing like canned pears from the store!  These are full of flavor, and the cinnamon red hots give them a pretty pink hue.





This is a fairly easy pear canning recipe.  The hardest part is waiting after canning cinnamon pears with red hots.  The flavor takes about a month to really develop, so be patient.


Canning Red Hot Cinnamon Pears


We have several pear trees, so we have a lot of pears to can each year.  I make canned cinnamon pears and canned spiced pears.


For more preserving recipes, check out these posts:



Also check out how to can food for beginners and a list of my must have canning supplies.





What is the Best Canning Pear?


You can use any kind of pear to make canned cinnamon pears.  However, Bartlett pears are the best for canning.  


If you are buying pears, then definitely buy Bartlett.  If you get pears for free, then you can use any pear.  Note that Asian pears need to be treated differently for canning.  Check out the National Center for Home Food Preservation for more information.


Do Pears Need to Be Ripe Before Canning?


Not all fruit ripens after picking, but pears do ripen.  You can pick them before they are ready and let them ripen in a cool dark area.  I spread them out because they can get squished and start to rot in a basket.


Be prepared for canning cinnamon pears with red hots as they ripen because pears have a short time frame that they are ripe.  They can quickly spoil, so I get my ingredients and supplies ready to wash while they are ripening.


How Do You Keep Canned Pears From Turning Brown?


Cut pears can turn brown in the air like apples do.  These canned cinnamon pears will turn pink, so I don’t always treat them.


However, you can use lemon juice or Fruit Fresh to treat your cut pears if you’d like.





How Do You Eat Red Hot Cinnamon Pears?


These canned cinnamon pears are so delicious, I just serve them plain as a side dish in the winter.  I serve them with pretty much any dish.


You can also use them to make oatmeal or in any dessert recipe like you would use canned pears.


Canned Cinnamon Pears Ingredients


You will need the following to make red hot cinnamon pears:



Canned Spiced Pears Equipment


You will need the following supplies for making spiced pears for canning:


  


Canning Red Hot Cinnamon Pears


Follow these steps for making red hot cinnamon pears:


  1. Prepare your jars and add water to your water bath canner.  Start heating the water.
  2. Prepare the syrup on the stove.  Bring the water and sugar boil to dissolve the sugar and reduce the heat so the syrup stays hot.  
  3. Wash, peel, and cut your pairs.  You can add Fruit Fresh to prevent browning if desired.
  4. Add the pears and to the syrup and simmer for 5 minutes to heat the pears for a hot pack.
  5. Place 15 cinnamon red hot candies in each quart jar.
  6. Use a slotted spoon to place the pears into hot jars.  Fill the jars with the syrup.  Leave a ½ inch headspace.
  7. Wipe the rims with a cloth, remove air bubbles, and place the lids on the jars.
  8. Process pints for 20 minutes and quarts for 25 minutes.  Adjust for altitude as needed. 



This red hot cinnamon pears recipe makes 7 quarts, or one canner load in a water bath canner.  I wash, peel, and cut the pears and place them in my 4 cup Pyrex measuring cup.  


I cut 7 quarts at a time so I know how much to cut for each load.  


You may have syrup leftover.  I usually make a few batches, so I just add to the syrup and make another batch.  I can usually get 3 batches of canned cinnamon pears out of 2 batches of syrup.  


This is a light simple syrup.  If you would rather make a heavy syrup, then use 7-¾ cups sugar and 5-¼ cups water.


Let your red hot cinnamon pears sit on the shelf for at least a month.  They turn pink and the flavor develops as they sit.


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Cinnamon Red Hot Pears Canning Recipe

Cinnamon Red Hot Pears Canning Recipe

Yield
54
Author
Cari @ Koti Beth
Prep time
1 Hour
Cook time
25 Min
Total time
1 H & 25 M
How to make cinnamon pears for canning with cinnamon red hot candy.

Ingredients

  • 21 pounds of pears
  • 5 cups sugar
  • 6 cups water
  • 105 Cinnamon Red Hot candies

Instructions

  1. Prepare your jars and add water to your water bath canner. Start heating the water.
  2. Prepare the syrup on the stove. Bring the water and sugar boil to dissolve the sugar and reduce the heat so the syrup stays hot.
  3. Wash, peel, and cut your pairs. You can add Fruit Fresh to prevent browning if desired.
  4. Add the pears and to the syrup and simmer for 5 minutes to heat the pears for a hot pack.
  5. Place 15 cinnamon red hot candies in each quart jar.
  6. Use a slotted spoon to place the pears into hot jars. Fill the jars with the syrup. Leave a ½ inch headspace.
  7. Wipe the rims with a cloth, remove air bubbles, and place the lids on the jars.
  8. Process pints for 20 minutes and quarts for 25 minutes. Adjust for altitude as needed.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

185.14

Fat (grams)

0.31

Sat. Fat (grams)

0.06

Carbs (grams)

49.56

Fiber (grams)

8.15

Net carbs

41.41

Sugar (grams)

35.86

Protein (grams)

0.84

Sodium (milligrams)

3.55

Cholesterol (grams)

0.00
canning, pears, cinnamon pears, red hot pears
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American
Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.