Pear Honey Recipe2018-11-05
My mom is a health buff who, during my youth, insisted that I follow a healthful diet and eat nutritious meals all the time. She made sure I finish the veggies and fruits on my plate before I could play or do other things I liked doing. Of the many fruits she introduced me to and had me eat until only the seeds were left, pear is one of my favorites. I like pears because they have a mild yet sweet flavor, a creamy texture, and they are really juicy.
- Pears are a good source of dietary fiber. One pear contains about 6 grams of fiber which is around 24 per cent of our daily need.
- Pears contain phytonutrients that are antioxidant, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory.
- Eating pears may decrease risk of type-2 diabetes as they contain flavonols and anthocyanins, flavonoids that help improve insulin sensitivity.
- Pears can also lower the risk of contracting cardiovascular disease due to high fiber intake that helps reduce LDL, or bad cholesterol, levels.
This recipe for pear honey is quick and delicious.
How to make Pear Honey
Prep Time: 45 mins
Cook Time: 3 hrs
Ready In: 3hrs 45 mins
Yields: 64 servings
- 8 cups peeled, cored, and chopped Pittman & Davis Comice Pears
- 1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
- 8 cups white sugar
- Put chopped pears in a large pot or saucepan. Pour pineapple juice over them to avoid browning. Add and stir in sugar and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir periodically to prevent burning. When at full boil, decrease heat to medium and continue cooking until mixture is the same color and texture as that of honey. Keep in mind that the longer you cook, the thicker the mixture becomes. Cook for 2 to 3 hours.
- Scoop into hot sterile jars, filling up to ¼ inch of the top. Using clean, damp cloth, wipe the rim of the jars and seal with lids and rings. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling water canner or as recommended by local extension for where you live. Remove, allow to cool, and enjoy.