2 to 3 pounds Pears per quart sugar water HOT PACK--Wash Pears; drain. Cut into quarters or halves; core and peel. Treat to prevent darkening. make a light syrup; keep syrup hot. Drain Pears. Cook Pears one layer at a time in syrup 5 to 6 minutes or until hot throughout. Pack hot Pears into hot jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. ladle hot syrup over Pears, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Adjust two-piece caps. process pints 20 minutes, quarts 25 minutes, in a boiling-water canner.