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.
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
- Position knife blade in food processor bowl; add pears. Process until finely chopped. Do not puree. Measure pears to equal 4 cups.
- 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.
- 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.
- Cool on a wire rack.
- 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.