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.
- 4 cups pears, peeled and coarsely chopped (about 8 pears)
- 2 1⁄2 cups honey
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 lemon, finely diced (peel and all)
- 2 inches gingerroot
- Wash and sterilize 5 half-pint canning jars and rings.
- Combine all ingredients except ginger root.
- Cook for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is of spreading consistency.
- Spoon hot mixture into hot sterilized jars to within 1/2-inch from top.
- Slice ginger root (no need to peel) into 5 slices. Add a slice of ginger to each jar, pushing it into the preserves.
- Seal with new lids and rings and process in a boiling water bath for 5 minutes.
- 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.
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!
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.