Pear Honey Recipe

Pittman & Davis

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Pears are considered to be one of the world’s oldest cultivated fruits. Pears are versatile and have a long storage life. This allowed them to be traded as a valuable and much-desired commodity in ancient times. They are so beloved that even the Greek poet Homer paid homage to pears and lauded them as a “gift of Gods.”

Today, the pears grown in the United States are very similar to the pears cultivated in France and Belgium, which are prized for their delicate flavor and buttery texture. They are mostly eaten fresh or used in salads or desserts. However, they can also be canned, juiced, dried and sometimes paired with other fruits to make jelly and jams.

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



  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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