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Pear Honey!

I am sure Winnie-the-Pooh would have approved of this!  Tasting a lot like honey, your friends  and family will be tempted to eat it all, so make sure you keep some aside for yourself!

This recipe takes around 8 cups of pears so time to use up those pears that are falling off the pear tree! Along with pineapple juice and sugar, you are able to create something amazing!

Here is the recipe:


8 cups of pears that have been cored and chopped
1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
8 cups sugar

Place chopped pears into a large pot, and pour pineapple juice over them to prevent them from browning. Stir in sugar, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir frequently to prevent scorching.

When the pears are at a full boil, reduce heat to medium, and cook until the mixture is the color and texture of honey. The longer you cook it, the thicker it gets.

Cooking time is usually 2 to 3 hours.

Ladle into hot sterile jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of the top. Wipe rims with a clean damp cloth, and seal jars with lids and rings.

Process in a boiling water canner for 10 minutes, or the amount of time recommended for your area.

Here’s a tip from someone who has made this before:

I made this recipe except I used very ripe pears from my tree and only four cups of sugar. It turned out fantastic! I also dropped a maraschino cherry into each jar for a little “blush” and treat.


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