Can I freeze pear relish?

Asked September 17, 2015, 5:08 PM EDT

Can pear relish be frozen? I have a shrinking bag system that sucks the air out. Will this work for the pear relish?

Baldwin County Alabama

1 Response

Freezing pear relish may not be advisable. Whereas jams and jellies can be stored in the freezer, these are usually the ones made with reduced sugar or no added sugar. Also, the recommendation would be to store in approved glass or plastic jars with appropriate headspace. Because of the high sugar content in preserves, freezing might also cause the sugar to crystallize resulting in an unacceptable product. Hope this helps and thank you for using eXtension.