Canning apples with pears

Asked April 30, 2020, 1:01 PM EDT

Hello, can I make apple and Asian pear "applesauce" and can it according to applesauce instructions? I not which instructions could I can it with? Thanks

Linn County Oregon

1 Response

Asian pears have a remarkably low acid level, making them potentially dangerous to can without the addition of acid (lemon juice). We know how much lemon juice would be required for pieces of Asian pears in a syrup, but not how much would be required to make a puree/sauce safe or how much to add if there are also apples. This just hasn't been tested thoroughly.
For now, I can only recommend that this sauce be frozen to ensure it is safe.
Here are instructions for canning plain Asian pears.
https://nchfp.uga.edu/how/can_02/asian_pears.html