Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins
This is so simple and so good. Update: I have changed the sugar ingredient amount from 5 1/2 cups to 2 1/2 cups-5 cups because it is so sweet, you don't need all the amount. Enjoy!
- 3 lbs fresh pears, peeled, cored, and finely chopped
- 2 1⁄2-5 cups sugar
- 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- In a 6 quart stainless steel kettle combine all ingredients.
- Bring to boiling, stirring occasionally.
- Simmer 40 minutes.
- Spoon into sterile jars, leaving a 1/2 inch head space.
- Wipe jar rims, adjust lids.
- Process in boiling water for 10 minutes.
- Makes 7 half pints.
I made this as part of a gift basket for my parents. Dad finally had it because "they had run out of all the normal jelly". He thought it was great, but it was a bit sweeter than jelly. "It must have been the honey." He said he would like another jar if it wasn't too expensive because of the honey. I just laughed and said we could handle it...and for the book, he was complimenting on a grumpy old man day:). This year I decided to try it with less sugar...3 cups. This was more to our taste at my house, Dad hasn't had a chance to rate it yet.
Love this. I doubled the recipe, but cut the sugar WAY down. I had a 6 qt pan-full of peeled, sliced pears from our old Keiffer and Orient pear trees. I used 4 cups of white sugar, and it was plenty. I sliced a big lemon really thin and threw that in - watch the seeds - and added about 1/8 tsp. of salt. Cooked it for 40 minutes, mashed everything with an old school potato masher and it was perfect! My jars are in the water bath right now. I can't wait for a cool morning with hot biscuits and this pear goodness! Thanks for the inspiration.
This was wonderful - I made some this weekend. I got 2 pints and 2 half-pint jars out of it. The recipe was well written and very easy to follow. Only addition I had was to add ~1 tbsp of apple pie spice, just to get that cinnamon spice flavor in there. I also actually used zucchini pineapple (recipe 9531) in place of the crushed pineapple, and you'd never know the difference. I had just a tad left in the pot after I filled the jars and had it on a bagel today - it was so very wonderful. I'll definitely make this again!