28 September 2011

Pear Honey

I got 20 lbs of pears at about 50 cents a pound. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with that many pears. I don't often eat pears and I certainly wasnt' going to just can the pears in syrup.  I decided I would make pear butter, because I'm running out of peach butter. I also figured I could make a little bit of baby food with it. Now, I don't need any where near 20 lbs of pear butter so I still wanted to find something else to do. I heard about pear honey a few weeks back and thought I could try that. What is pear honey? Well, it doesn't actually have any honey in it. It's just sugar and pear and a little pineapple cooked down to a honey like consistency. It's pretty tasty stuff.

Pear Honey

  • 8 Cups Pear (3-4 pounds) /pureed
  • 8 Cups Sugar
  • 1 20 oz can crushed pineapple
Mix all ingredients together in a large stock pot. Bring to a boil reduce heat and simmer until mixture thickens into a honey like constancy (about an hour, there will still be pineapple chunks.) Ladle mixture into hot jars leaving 1/4 inch head space. Process in boiling water canner 10 minutes*. Yield: 10-12 half pints.

*10 minutes for below 1,000ft
  1,000-3,000 ft add 5 minutes
  3,000-6,000 ft add 10 minutes
  6,000-8,000 ft add 15 minutes
  8,000-10,00 ft add 20 minutes


  1. oooh yummy! never had pear honey but it sounds wonderful!

  2. love pears! never had pear honey, but it looks yummy!! canned pears and butter sound so good too! i don't know very many pear recipes either- hope you find something else to make :)

  3. I love pear honey. My grandma makes it every year and gives us a jar. I have been bottling pears like crazy this week, I think I will try pear honey.

  4. Featuring on Thursday afternoon at Bacon Time :)

  5. Sounds wonderful! and I like your bowl too!


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