[gardeners] Pear Honey

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Thu, 02 Aug 2001 15:27:07 -0500

Okay Mary Anne, finally found the pear honey recipe. Got it from Vicky Shaw out on the Left Coast
about 1998.

	Honey Pear Preserves, aka Pear Honey

3 lbs		firm, ripe pears
1		lemon, unpeeled, sliced thin
1.5 cups	sugar
1/2 cup		honey
1 tspn		Fresh Rosemary, snipped in tiny pieces

Core, peel and finely chop enough pears to measure 4 cups. In a 4 quart pot combine pears, lemon,
sugar, and honey. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Stir in
rosemary. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until mixture is thick and sheets off a metal spoon, stirring
frequently. Ladle hot preserves into hot 1/2 pint canning jars, leaving 1/2 inch head space. Put on
two piece lid and ring. Process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

Makes 3 1/2 pints.

I have successfully doubled this recipe with no problems.

Hope this is what you're looking for.