Granny's Pear Honey - MW

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

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Hope Wasylenki Recipe
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Originally Louisville, KY Now Gahanna, OH
Member Since Nov 2011
Hope's notes for this recipe:
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.
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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.

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user Bob Wakeman Bigcatfish - May 7, 2012
This will make a great addishion to the grill.
user 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.
user Hope Wasylenki MizWasy - Aug 2, 2012
oh yum - lucky you! Hope you like it.
user 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!
user Gayle Emmons-Bittle ijcooking - Oct 17, 2012
Love your ,receipe, going to cook some up

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