Candied Pear Slices

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    1½ pounds

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Better Than Store-Bought: Authoritative recipes that most people never knew they could make at home

By Helen Witty and Elizabeth Schneider

Published 1979

  • About

Pears might not be the first fruit that leaps to mind when one thinks of candying, but the process intensifies their delicate flavor and turns their flesh rosy-amber. As with other candied fruits, the leftover candying syrup should be saved for sweetening other fruits or in a drink.


  • 4 cups peeled, cored, and sliced firm-ripe pears, cut into six segments each (about pounds before preparation)
  • 2


  1. As you prepare the pear segments, drop them into the mixed water and lemon juice in a wide stainless-steel or enameled skillet or pan. Simmer just until fruit is tender, then drain carefully, reserving the liquid.
  2. Measure 1 cup of the cooking liquid and mix it in the w