North Carolina Pear Honey

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Although there’s honey in the title, there’s no honey in the mix–but there is pineapple! This nectar sweet, old-fashioned jam tastes perfect on your morning toast. We like it with Famous Nut Tree Bread.

Makes two quarts


  • 8 lbs peeled and cored pears
  • 1 No. 2 can (2 1/2 cups) crushed pineapple with its juice
  • Sugar
  • Juice of 1 lemon


  1. Put peeled/cored pears through food chopper, or chop semi fine by hand.
  2. Place in large bowl with pineapple and pineapple juice.
  3.  Measure fruit: Scoop fruit in to one cup measure and dump, cup by cup into large, enameled pot. For every cup of fruit, add one cup of sugar to the pot.
  4. Add lemon juice. Mix. Boil until thick and clear. Bottle. Refrigerate. OR you can place the preserves in sterilized canning jars and water-bath process following your favorite canning instructions, to make shelf stable.

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