Both are similar in process...clean, peel and cut as desired.
Make a light syrup for the pineapple:
4 1/2 cups of water
2 1/2 cups of sugar
And a medium one for the pears.
(Or just a bit different than the pineapple...2-1/4 cups sugar5-1/4 cups water)
Shhh...don't call those Ball Blue Book folks, but in all honesty, I'll probably just make up a bunch of syrup and everyone will be cut up and packed as best I can to fill the canner. I'm not a great stickler to details with water bathing...not the prep phase, anyway.
I'll pack the jars with the fruit, then top with hot syrup, lid and seal. I plan to do quarts, so I have to check on times for water bathing yet.
Either way, there's the Tuesday plan :o)