Preserved Pears


2 liter water

500 g sugar

1 tsp cloves, whole

2 star anise

2 cinnamon sticks

8 pears

2 one-liter jars


  1. Start by sanitizing the jars and lid.
  2. Bring water and sugar to a boil.
  3. Add the spices and let boil for 10 minutes. Let cool slightly.
  4. Peel the pears and add them to the jars.
  5. Pour over the sugar water.
  6. Add the lid and transfer to a deep saucepan with water.
  7. Boil the jars for 20 minutes to create a vacume.
  8. Remove from the water and let cool upside down (lid facing down).
  9. Store in a cool and dark place (cuppboard) for years.


This is a base recipe for any preserved fruits- so if you have a whole bunch of different kinds you want to preserve- go for it!

You can sanitize a jar two ways; either boil them for a couple of minutes or put them in the oven on 100 degrees celcius for 10 minutes. I prefer the latter because you can sanitize many at a time and avoid burning issues.

Recipe by My Nordic Kitchen at