Homemade Pear Honey

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min.


6 half-pints

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
Pear honey is an old recipe that's been passed down through families. We especially like it with hot biscuits and butter. It's also good on pound cake or even ice cream. Make sure the pears you use are very firm. —Charlotte McDaniel, Jacksonville, Alabama
Homemade Pear Honey Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 8 medium pears, peeled and quartered
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained


  1. Place pears in a food processor; process until finely chopped. In a Dutch oven, combine pears and sugar; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in pineapple; cook and stir 5 minutes longer.
  2. Remove from heat. Ladle hot liquid into 6 hot half-pint jars; wipe rims. Seal and allow to cool. Refrigerate up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 91 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.

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