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PEARS - FRESH, RAW, CUT UP

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3-4 days
Freezer
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10-12 months

Tips

  • How long do cut pears last? The exact answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep cut-up pears refrigerated.
  • Pears discolor quickly when cut - to prevent browning, sprinkle the cut pears with a little lemon juice before refrigerating.
  • To maximize the shelf life of cut pears, wrap tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil, or place in covered container or resealable plastic bag and refrigerate.
  • How long do cut pears last in the fridge? Properly stored, cut pears will last for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze cut pears? Yes, to freeze pears: (1) Wash, core and slice pears; (2) In a saucepan, combine 2 3/4 cups sugar and 4 cups water, mix until the solution is clear, and bring to a boil; (3) Heat pears in the boiling syrup for 1 to 2 minutes, depending on the size of the slices; (4) Drain and cool; (5) Place pears and syrup in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • How long do cut pears last in the freezer? Properly stored, they will maintain best quality for about 10 to 12 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - cut-up pears that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if cut pears are bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the cut pears: discard any pears that have an off smell or appearance; if mold appears, discard the cut pears.

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