Honey-Pear Preserves With Ginger

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is adapted from "Putting it up with Honey" by Susan Geiskopf. Use this on toast or English muffins, or on pancakes.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 cups pears, peeled and coarsely chopped (about 8 pears)
  • 2 12 cups honey
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lemon, finely diced (peel and all)
  • 2 inches gingerroot


  1. Wash and sterilize 5 half-pint canning jars and rings.
  2. Combine all ingredients except ginger root.
  3. Cook for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is of spreading consistency.
  4. Spoon hot mixture into hot sterilized jars to within 1/2-inch from top.
  5. Slice ginger root (no need to peel) into 5 slices. Add a slice of ginger to each jar, pushing it into the preserves.
  6. Seal with new lids and rings and process in a boiling water bath for 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from water and listen for "ping" to make sure the jars seal. Store in a cool, dark spot. Let sit to age and get ginger flavor melded, for about 1-2 weeks before using.


Most Helpful

Wonderful! I actually put this up a number of months ago, but just got around to opening a jar. Delicious! Great ginger flavor, and honey, lemon, and pear are a wonderful combination. Forgot the salt but didn't miss it. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

LonghornMama October 01, 2010

Excellant Mikekey. I love the addition of ginger, honey and lemon in the preserves. This was so easy to make and tasted delicious, the texture was perfect. I served the pears over vanilla bean ice cream and cream soda for a wonderful float. I can't wait to have them with cream cheese and bagels tomorrow for breakfast. Thanks so much for sharing, I'll be making these preserves again.

Baby Kato June 10, 2008

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