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Pear Honey

No recipe image available.A great gift idea! A jar of this fruited honey is a welcome gift by itself, or pair it with a loaf of homemade bread.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 large pears, peeled, cored and quartered ( about 1 1/2 pounds)
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, well drained
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 cups granulated sugar

Cooking Directions:

  1. Position knife blade in food processor bowl; add pears. Process until finely chopped. Do not puree. Measure pears to equal 4 cups.
  2. Combine 4 cups pears, pineapple and remaining ingredients in a heavy saucepan; bring slowly to a boil. Cook, stirring frequently, until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring frequently, for 40 minutes or until thick.
  3. Spoon mixture into hot sterilized jars, filling to 1/4-inch from top; wipe jar rims. Cover at once with metal lids, and screw on bands. Process in boiling-water bath 5 minutes.
  4. Cool on a wire rack.
  5. Store in a cool, dark place.

Makes 3 half-pints.

DIRECTIONS FOR GIFT CARD: After opening, keep Pear Honey refrigerated.

Adapted from a recipe from Southern Living.