Home canning pear honey. Pear honey is really just pear jelly is made from either the peelings of pears or from the meat of pears. This page is going to show how to make and home can it from the meat of the pear. I don’t use any pectin with this recipe and it comes out a very solid jelly. Pear jelly does not require using any store bought jell because the fruit has natural pectin along with the pineapple and the lemon juice adds the acid it needs to form the jelly consistency.
You will need a stock pot, 8 cups of peeled, cored, chopped pears, 6-7 cups of water, 1-20oz can crushed pineapple, 10c sugar and 1T lemon juice. You will also need jars, flats, rings, paring knife and paper towels.
Home Canning Pear Honey -Hints On Getting Started
Home canning pear honey starts just as any other home canning project. Jelly jars should be washed and rinsed thoroughly then fill a few at a time with hot or boiling water at least half way to the top of the jar. Jars need to remain hot until they are used. Flats should also be soaking in hot water in a small bowl until they are used. Flats are the flat disc part of the lid of the jar, should never be re-used. Always use new flats. The rings and jars can be used repeatedly.
Run a pot of clean water through the brew cycle of your coffee pot, you can use this heated water to fill the jars and and pour over the flats in a small bowl to keep them hot.
Home Canning Pear Honey: Start With The Meat Of The Pear
When home canning pear honey, to prepare: wash pears in a clean sink or bowl of warm water. Peel the pears like you would peel a potato, remove the core and the seeds. Reserve the cores minus the stem ends and seeds along with the peelings for another pear honey recipe or to make another batch of pear honey when you taste how great it is.
Mix all ingredients in a stock pot and bring mixture to a full rolling boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the pears are tender and mixture thickens approximately 30 minutes. If it is not thick now, you may add pectin.
Home Canning Pear Honey: Making Jelly Pears
Remove from heat and pour into hot jars. Leave 1/2″ head space above the mixture in the jar. Wipe the mouth of the jar with a clean paper towel and place a hot flat on the jar. Screw a ring over the flat hand tight.
Process the jars in a hot water bath in a large pot for 5 minutes for half pints and 10 minutes for pints. Remove the jars and let cool. The flats will sink down in the middle and you will hear a popping sound when they seal. After the have cooled completely and the jars are sealed, you have just finished home canning pear honey. Store the jars in a cool, dark place.
The pear honey make take 24 hours to completely set. Try not to shuffle them around too much until the pear honey has completely set.