Pear Honey

Pear Honey


"This tastes so much like honey, your friends will never believe that the bees did not make it. Great on hot biscuits and to give as gifts. This was my grandmother's recipe that she made every fall. Hope you love it!"


3 h 45 m servings 111 cals
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Original recipe yields 64 servings



  • Calories:
  • 111 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.7g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place chopped pears into a large pot, and pour pineapple juice over them to prevent them from browning. Stir in sugar, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir frequently to prevent scorching. When the pears are at a full boil, reduce heat to medium, and cook until the mixture is the color and texture of honey. The longer you cook it, the thicker it gets. Cooking time is usually 2 to 3 hours.
  2. Ladle into hot sterile jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of the top. Wipe rims with a clean damp cloth, and seal jars with lids and rings. Process in a boiling water canner for 10 minutes, or the amount of time recommended by your local extension for your area.
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  1. 132 Ratings


Great taste! I don't think I would mistake it for honey and really, I wouldn't want to. This has a wonderful pear taste but is thick and rich like honey. I've made 3 batches. The first batch...

I like the recipe ... however ... the timing for processing this is way way WAY off. It takes more than 30 minutes for this to thicken. Try 2 hrs to 3 hrs. This is nearly the same recipe as anot...

I made this recipe except I used very ripe pears from my tree and only four cups of sugar. It turned out fantastic! I also dropped a maraschino cherry into each jar for a little "blush" and trea...

I love this recipe. The first batch I made I cooked too long and it has the consistancy of jam. The next 2 batches came out wonderfully. I discovered if I steam the pears first and run them th...

A word of warning--if you're going to make a half- or quarter-size recipe, cut down on the cooking time! I let mine go, thinking it would be fine, (it was the consistency of thick honey when I ...

This was very easy & everyone has been raving about the gifts I gave them. I pulsed the pears in my food processor to ensure they would fine and not chunky. I let it cook on low for a long tim...

This is my second year canning and I'm being much more adventurous. This was a great recipe. It took about four hours on the stove. I also used rock hard pears so first I steamed them then half ...

I had scads of pears to work up and was looking for something that could be used to make PBJ's. This is perfect! Same color as honey, texture just a little different, and tastes wonderful.

This is our third year using this great recipe. I'm so happy to have found it. We give out pear honey as gifts during the holiday season. :-) Thanks!