Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs
I love pears, so I'm always looking for new recipes using them. I found this one in an old cookbook that my Mom has. I haven't tried this yet, but it sounds interesting...bet this might be really good with biscuits or maybe pancakes. I'm not really sure why it's called Pear "Honey", cause there's not a drop of honey in it! Since I haven't made this one, I'm guessing on the prep and cook time.
- 3 lbs ripe pears, peeled and cored
- 1 cup diced pineapple or 1 cup crushed pineapple
- 1 grated lemon, juice and rind of
- 5 cups sugar
- Run the pears through a food chopper using fine blades.
- Combine all ingredients.
- Cook on low heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture is thick and clear.
- Pack in hot jars and seal.
- Process in a water bath for 10 minutes.
It's called Pear Honey because the finished product is amber, like raw honey. Since pears are very mild flavored, and with the addition of pineapple and lemon, you don't really taste pears. Instead, it tastes like a fruity honey. If you like a thicker jam consistency, bring it to the gel point (about 220 degrees), stirring constantly. This produces a darker, thicker jam.
Awesome! I make a lot of jams, and after purchasing a huge quantity of very ripe pears, decided to try a variety of pear recipes. This was my favorite. I normally share my creations with friends and family, not sure if any of them will get a sample of this one, though:) Easy and the jars are beautiful. Took about 30 minutes to cook the jam. If you are new to canning or need instructions for hot water bath procedures, be sure to visit the Canning Forum here on Zaar for lots of helpful information. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
This is so good and so simple to make! I had never had pear honey before, and after my mamaw gave me a TON of pears from her tree, I figured I give this a try. I'm definatley hooked!!! Thank you sooo much for posting this recipe!