Thursday, August 30, 2012

Honey Pear Sauce

I made this pear sauce because my grandparents gave me a HUGE box of pears from their pear tree and I hated to let them go to waste! I have a lifetime supply of various jams and jellies at this point, so I decided to try something different.
Pear sauce is basically just like applesauce, in fact this recipe is interchangeable between apples and pears.
It was very easy to do and it tastes as good as it smells!

  • 16 medium sized pears
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Cloves to taste
  • Nutmeg to taste
  • 8 half-pint canning jars

    1. First wash and slice your pears, discard the cores (or feed them to your chickens like I do). I did not peel them but if you don't like to eat the peels then you may, it just takes much longer.
    2. Then place all you slices into a large pot, add the water, honey, and spices.
    3. Bring to a boil and let simmer about 20 minutes. Pears should be translucent and tender, but not mushy.
    4. After letting cool a bit, drain it and place in food processor, blender, food mill, etc. Blend till "applesauce consistency" then pour the sauce in to your sanitized jars. Leave 1/2 inch of headspace. I used half-pint jars because I will use them as snacks or part of breakfast.
    5. Then place jars in boiling water bath for 15 minutes.
    Great project to get you in the Autumn spirit!