Y’all if I didn’t tell you my honey was actually pear honey, you would swear the bees were the ones to make it and not me! This time of year, my two little pear trees that sit just outside my kitchen window, are heavy with fruit. I actually call them my money trees, but that’s a whole ‘nother story. Putting up my pear honey is especially important this year because my beautiful niece, Corrie, is getting married and the pear honey is part of the reception menu. Aunt Peggy is here visiting and I’m hoping we can get at least a dozen jars from this year’s crop. If we don’t that’s okay too, because just spending time with my aunt Peggy is enough to make any day perfect for me.
1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple with syrup
16 cup (about 6 pounds) peeled, cored, and chopped pears
10 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice or 4 pieces ginger
Mix all ingredients and cook until pears are tender and mixture thickens, approximately 30 minutes. Place in sterilized jars and seal while still hot.
Servings: 12 to 16 half-pint jars
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 30 min