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Pear Honey

Pear Honey

So full of flavor from a fall favorite, this spread is silky smooth much like nature’s honey but with a bite or two of sweet pears peaking through. Accented with pineapple and fresh lemon to brighten the tones, it’s a beautiful addition to your collection.

Fruit honeys and butters are wonderful and quite versatile. They are made by slowly cooking fruit with sugar until they transform themselves into a thick spread. They’re not difficult to make, you just need an ounce or two of patience.

Like many recipes for canning and preserving there are numerous variations and I found more than a handful for pear honey. But I was intrigued by one using pineapple – it caught my eye and the results are scrumptious!

A short list of ingredients turns into a mouthful of flavor. Sweet, ripe Bosc pears, crushed pineapple and fresh lemon.

Cook until the sugar has melted completely then purée into a smooth spread. And then cook some more. Leaving you with a thick, luscious pear honey.

Delicious as a breakfast spread for sure, it can also be used as a condiment for sandwiches. But it’s sublime with a bit of St. Angel cheese and a crisp cracker. The perfect fall snack!

Pear Honey

If you don’t have an immersion blender you can finely chop the pears in a food processor before cooking.

2 pounds of ripe Bosc pears, peeled, cored and chopped, about 4 cups

1 small can (8-ounces) crushed pineapple, drained, about ½ cup

Zest of 1 small lemon, about ½ teaspoon

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

3 cups sugar

Combine the pears along with the crushed pineapple, lemon zest and lemon juice in a large kettle or stockpot.

Add the sugar and stir to blend together.

Cook over medium-low heat until the sugar has completely dissolved, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.

Using an immersion blender purée the pears until fairly smooth.

Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat back to medium-low and continue cooking until the pear honey has thickened, about 1 hour. Stir frequently.

You can process the pear honey in canning jars placed in a water bath. For great tips on canning check out Ball Canning’s website, freshpreseving.com. Makes 3-1/2 cups.

Pear Honey

October 21, 2019
: Makes 3-1/2 cups.

So full of flavor from a fall favorite, this spread is silky smooth much like nature’s honey but with a bite or two of sweet pears peaking through. Accented with pineapple and fresh lemon to brighten the tones, it’s a beautiful addition to your collection.

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Ingredients
  • 2 pounds of ripe Bosc pears, peeled, cored and chopped, about 4 cups
  • 1 small can (8-ounces) crushed pineapple, drained, about ½ cup
  • Zest of 1 small lemon, about ½ teaspoon
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cups sugar
Directions
  • Step 1 Combine the pears along with the crushed pineapple, lemon zest and lemon juice in a large kettle or stockpot.
  • Step 2 Add the sugar and stir to blend together.
  • Step 3 Cook over medium-low heat until the sugar has completely dissolved, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.
  • Step 4 Using an immersion blender purée the pears until fairly smooth.
  • Step 5 Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat back to medium-low and continue cooking until the pear honey has thickened, about 1 hour. Stir frequently.
  • Step 6 You can process the pear honey in canning jars placed in a water bath. For great tips on canning check out Ball Canning’s website, freshpreseving.com.


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