Granny's Pear Honey - MW

Hope Wasylenki Recipe

By Hope Wasylenki MizWasy

Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Stove Top

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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Kaye Dunn Dollmakervbar
Jul 20, 2015
Just posted a picture of my morning's work :-) Can't wait to dig into these. My Mom used to make Pear Honey and sadly I could never find her recipe. This one I think must be like she made it.
I used 12 good sized pears (about 5#). I peeled and cored them and used my food processor (Pulsed them about 7 times) just right! I did add a bit of pineapple juice in each processor full to keep them from turning brown.
Mine took just over 2 hours. I cooked mine at medium low and checked on it for a stir about every 20 minutes or so.
Processed in a water bath in boiling water for 10 minutes. I got a dozen half-pint jars. They sealed within minutes of removing them from the water bath.
Thanks so much for this recipe. It really does taste like what my Mom used to make. Brings back some beautiful memories of her. :-)
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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 yours go from hard to over ripe in a matter of minutes? lol
Tip: use a melon baller to remove the great!