Funny what we assume. I grew up making a syrup for canning peaches and pears. Then about 30 years ago I learned an easier and more economical way. The way sugar prices keep going up, every drop counts. I thought everyone knew how to make syrup per jar until last week I was visiting with a young friend who was still making syrup. By the batch.
That ended my assumption. I have found that making syrup per jar saves money and is still very effective and efficient. For pears or peaches: put half cup sugar in the bottom of a quart jar. Add about 1 inch of boiling water to the jar (more is too much). Swirl the jar around a few times to sort of dissolve the sugar, then add the fruit. Top the jar off with hot water to proper height.