This recipe resembles apple pie filling in appearance and has a golden, honey-pear-flavor with a hint of spice. Its very fast and simple to make, requires minimal cooking time and is a delicious additive to baked squash, pancakes, waffles, or a topping for ice cream and cakes.
Pear & Honey Preserves
- 14 medium size, ripe pears
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 C honey
Directions: take 6 of the 14 pears and halve, core and remove stem+blossom end. Cut into chunks and run through a blender for 1-2 minutes, until peels are no longer distinguishable. Pour the puree (approx 4 C) into a 1 gallon pot and set on stovetop to warm under medium-low heat (4-5). Add cinnamon, nutmeg and honey and whisk until combined.
Take the remaining 8 pears. Halve, core and remove stem+blossom end. Slice halves into 1/4 slivers.
Cut slivers into thirds lengthwise. Add to pot of pureed pear. Heat until hot throughout.
Prepare the waterbath canner and seven, 1 pint jars. Ladle goods into jars, leaving 1 inch headspace. Wipe rims and add hot lids. Process according to altitude.
Where I live at just over 2,000 ft in elevation, I process my pints for 25 minutes.