Hope Wasylenki Recipe

Granny's Pear Honey - MW

By Hope Wasylenki MizWasy

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Hope's Story

My Granny made pear honey when pears came into season and canned it. Oh yum. I think you'll love it, too, over hot buttered biscuits.


9 c
finely chopped or grated pears (ripe ones)
8 c
1 can(s)
(20 oz) crushed pineapple, undrained
2 Tbsp
lemon juice

Directions Step-By-Step

Combine all together in a stainless steel or non-reactive stockpot, bring to a boil and lower heat to medium-low or low (to prevent burning).

Cook for two-three hours or until mixture is thickened and of a golden color - similar to honey.
For Canning: Ladle mixture into hot, sterile half-pint or pint jars, leaving 1/4" headspace. Cover with prepared lids/rings. Process in boiling water bath according to your county extension office guidelines (generally 5 minutes unless you live in high altitudes, etc.). Set jars aside overnight and check to make sure lids are sealed. If you have one that doesn't seal, refrigerate promptly. Keep sealed jars in a cool, dry place for 6-8 months.
Optional: Add in 2 tsp freshly grated ginger for Gingered Pear Honey - it adds a unique flavor to an old-fashioned recipe.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Spreads, Jams & Jellies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern
Hashtags: #Brunch, #pears, #pear honey

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Hope Wasylenki MizWasy
Oct 18, 2012
Thanks! Hoping you enjoy it.
Gayle Emmons-Bittle ijcooking
Oct 17, 2012
Love your ,receipe, going to cook some up
Joey Wolf 8of10
Sep 1, 2012
Sandy my tree is also packed with pears this year.....do yours go from hard to over ripe in a matter of minutes? lol
Tip: use a melon baller to remove the seeds...works great!
Hope Wasylenki MizWasy
Aug 2, 2012
oh yum - lucky you! Hope you like it.
Sandy Williams mypuddytatluvsme
Aug 1, 2012
My Pears will be ready in a short time. My tree is packed. I'm going to try this and will let you know how it goes. Sounds so yummy. Thanks for sharing.