It is possible to freeze pears for up to 10 to 12 months. Freezing pears is an economical way to make pears bought in season last throughout the year.
Freezing pears requires preparation; there are several ways to freeze pears, depending on how they are used. If they are to be used uncooked, home chefs can create a sweet syrup in which to freeze the pears. Pears best retain their flavor, color and shape when frozen with some sugar. To freeze pears to be used in cooked dishes, cooks can sprinkle sliced pears with sugar and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes before placing in an airtight container to freeze.