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!
this would get 5 star - except for the sweetness. After reading others' reviews I took it down from 5.5 cups of sugar to 2.5. Still insanely sweet - almost overpowering the lovely fragrant pear. Also I only got 5 half pint jars but super easy, delicious and will definitely make it again!
This is very good. I love the pear and pineapple flavors together!! I decreased the sugar to 3 1/2 cups and it was still sweet for us but I do think that the pears I had were very sweet. I think it will mellow a bit with storage time. I used a stick blender at the end of the cooking time but did leave a bit of fruit pieces. Very easy to make and I will be making this again next year. Thanks for sharing another wonderful recipe Sharon!! Made for Preserving Summer Memories Challenge in the cooking photo forum.
Quick easy and very good. I put the pears in the food processor to grind them up. Very nice. Thank you for sharing.
Very good! I reduced the sugar by half and ommited the pineapple, and it came out perfectly. I will try it next time with the pineapple. Thanks for posting!
My family has been using this recipe for years. My grandmother has two canning/cooking pear trees. Most of the time we dont add the pineapple and it turns out great. Once people taste this they will BEG for more. I always have to mail my brother a case of it everytime we make it. We use it on biscuits, toast, pancakes, ice cream and cakes. Thank you for posting, now I can add it to my cookbook!
I love this recipe - it is so versatile and does taste like honey! I especially love to use it on pork chops and chicken breasts when baking then - it makes turns an every day meal into "gourmet" fare!
This is a great recipe! I was quite surprised by how sweet this is. A little really does go a long way. I acctually blended my pear honey to make it chunk free. After blending the mass was larger so I had an extra 8oz jar out of the batch! I'm going to make it again without blending this time!