Total Time
1hr 10mins
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!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 lbs fresh pears, peeled, cored, and finely chopped
  • 2 12-5 cups sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. In a 6 quart stainless steel kettle combine all ingredients.
  2. Bring to boiling, stirring occasionally.
  3. Simmer 40 minutes.
  4. Spoon into sterile jars, leaving a 1/2 inch head space.
  5. Wipe jar rims, adjust lids.
  6. Process in boiling water for 10 minutes.
  7. Makes 7 half pints.


Most Helpful

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.

farmchick #2 January 04, 2010

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.

AwShucks July 24, 2011

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!

Dee in WI September 21, 2009

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