Canning Asian Pears using Tattler Seals and Lids

Once when I was in the grocery store, they were having an awesome sale on Asian Pears. So good of a sale, I just couldn’t pass them up. I had never even heard of Asian Pears, but I knew Graham likes pears so thought I would pick some up and can them so we can use them over Winter.


home canning fruit to enjoy during Winter

Asian Pears are a cross between an apple and a pear. They have the shape of a large apple – this variety did. There are apparently about 10 varieties of Asian Pears.

I got the water bath canner out, filled it with water and put 9 clean jars in there to be sterilized. I leave the jars in for 10 minutes AFTER the water begins to boil.


growing fruit

I got a large bowl ready to receive the sliced fruit. I didn’t want the fruit turning brown so I crushed 1 tsp of Vitamin C into each gallon of water. This ascorbic acid will help the pears keep their nice light colour. They went from being sliced to being placed in the bowl of water immediately.



home canning and preserving fruit

Since these are a low acid fruit, in order to water bath can them, I needed to add lemon juice to each of the jars.

I got a Light Syrup going on the stove by mixing 1 1/2 cups of sugar in 5 3/4 cups of water. Heat this and then drain the Asian Pears from the Vitamin C solution and carefully add them to the Syrup. Heat them through and then you can add them to your jars (called Hot Pack).



it's great to have fruit home canned on hand for the winter months.

I added the slices and syrup to each of the jars and wiped the rims.


Meanwhile, I had put my Tattler reusable canning lids and seals in hot hot water and left them in there for about 10 minutes.



Put the Tattler sealing ring around the lid as shown in the picture. Place on top of each jar.



Use Tattler rings and seals when you do home preserving

Now screw the canning jar band on. Make sure to leave the band slightly loose on the jar. You do NOT overtighten Tattler lids before processing – that comes after you remove them from the water bath.



The finished product, after being in the water bath for 20 minutes. As soon as I took them out, I tightened the bands. This is the way the Tattler lids work. It’s different from the usual seals and lids, but Tattler is unusual! Why? Because you can reuse and reuse and reuse these rings and lids over many years. If you’ve never tried Tattler lids and seals, order some today and give them a try.


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  1. avatar Suzan says:

    This couldn’t have come at a better time! We have 2 very loaded trees and were trying to figure out what to do with all of them! We were thinking we might juice them, maybe with some plums for extra flavour. I’ve never used Tattler lids but will definitely order some and give them a try! The regular lids are getting so expensive so the ideal of using the tattler lids sounds very interesting.

    • avatar Annie says:

      Hi Suzan, Glad to hear you will be ordering some Tattler lids and seals. I think you will really like using them, so much better than having to buy new ones every year. Please click on the Tattler ad on this website. (I don’t make $$ from that, but Tattler is a sponsor of this site, and it’s nice for them to know they are getting interest from here)

      Let us know what you ended up doing with your fruit!

  2. avatar Jonni says:

    I just placed my order with Tattler. I am always reminded, that I need to order these, then forget. So I linked right over and ordered, before I left your site. Thanks much…Jonni

    • avatar Annie says:

      That’s great Jonni, thanks for doing that!