Old-Fashioned Pear Conserve

Old-Fashioned Pear Conserve

Fresh pear flavor is preserved in this delicate spread for breakfast breads.

25 min. prep time
3 3/4 cups
252 Ratings


2 pounds (8 medium) pears, peeled, cored, quartered
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple in pineapple juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel


Place half of pears in food processor bowl fitted with metal blade or 5-cup blender container. Process until finely chopped (1 to 2 minutes). Place chopped pears in heavy 4-quart saucepan. Process remaining pears; place into saucepan. Stir in all remaining ingredients.

Cook over medium heat until pears are very soft and mixture thickens (35 to 45 minutes). Serve warm or cold on pancakes, waffles, toast or warm breads. Store refrigerated.

Nutrition Facts (1 tablespoon)

Calories: 30

Fat: 0g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 0mg

Carbohydrates: 8g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 0g

Recipe #5089©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I also made a double batch, it came out to 12 pints. It's so delicious!!
I made a double batch and it worked perfect. I boiled it longer than called for- so this is a judgment call.

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