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Pear Honey

Yield 3 pints

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds pears, peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped
  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • Rind and juice of 1 lemon
  • 5 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon powdered fruit pectin

How to Make It

  1. Combine pears, pineapple, lemon rind and juice, and sugar in a large Dutch oven. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until mixture is clear and sugar begins to dissolve.

  2. Stir in fruit pectin, and bring mixture to a rolling boil. Boil 30 minutes or until mixture registers 220° on candy thermometer, stirring frequently.

  3. Quickly pour mixture into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/4-inch head space; cover at once with metal lids, and screw bands tight.

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