Cinnamon Red Hot Canned Pears Recipe

7 quarts
1 hr 25 min

How to make cinnamon red hot canned pears. This is a delicious recipe that uses red hot candies to make a unique flavor.

These cinnamon pears are made with a light simple syrup, so it has less sugar than canned pears. You make these canned pears just like regular pears, but you add cinnamon red hot candies to the jars before canning.

The flavor takes about a month to develop, so let these sit on the shelf for a month. Then the pairs turn a pretty shade of pink.

I serve these plain as a side. You can also use them in pear dessert recipes. Learn more about the supplies that you need for canning at my cinnamon red hot canned pear recipe.

Cinnamon Red Hot Canned Pears Recipe

Recipe details

  • 7  quarts
  • Prep time: 1 Hours Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 1 hr 25 min
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  • 21 pounds of pears
  • 5 cups sugar
  • 6 cups water
  • 105 Cinnamon Red Hot candies


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

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