Pear Honey

Most people with pear trees will gladly share their harvests. Return the favor with a jar of this sweet honey.

Yield: Makes 16 jars


  • 8 pounds pears, cored and peeled
  • 6 pounds sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 20-oz. can crushed pineapple
  • 16 (1/2-pt.) canning jars and lids, sterilized


  1. Grate pears; place in a large heavy saucepan. Add sugar and butter; mix well. Bring to a boil; boil gently 2 hours. Stir in pineapple; boil 5 more minutes. Spoon into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Remove air bubbles; wipe jar rims. Cover at once with metal lids and screw on bands. Process in a boiling water bath 10 minutes; set jars on a towel to cool.
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