This old-fashioned pear honey jelly is the perfect way to use up any extra pears you may have lying around. It’s easy to make and is a great addition to any breakfast or brunch table.
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Making pear honey jelly is a delicious way to use up summer fruits. This old-fashioned recipe is easy to make and yields a tasty,spreadable jelly that’s perfect for toast or biscuits.
What You’ll Need
2-½ pounds ripe pears, peeled, cored, and chopped
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
1 package (1¾ ounces) powdered fruit pectin
The first step is to gather your supplies. You will need:
-2-3lbs of pears
-1 cup of honey
-1 cup of sugar
-1 package of fruit pectin
-1 tablespoon of lemon juice
-1/2 teaspoon of butter (optional)
Wash and peel the pears, then cut them into small pieces. Combine the pears, honey, sugar, lemon juice and butter in a large pot. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring frequently. Once it reaches a boil, add the package of fruit pectin and continue stirring. Boil for one minute, then remove from heat.
Skim off any foam that has formed on the top of the jelly. Ladle the jelly into clean jars and seal with lids. Store in a cool, dark place.
Tips & Tricks
Here are some tips and tricks to help you make the best old fashion pear honey jelly:
– Use ripe, but not overripe, pears. You want them to be soft enough to mash, but not so soft that they turn to mush when cooked.
– Use a light-colored honey for a lighter-colored jelly. darker honey will make for a darker jelly.
– If you prefer a smooth jelly, strain the cooked pear mixture through a fine mesh strainer before adding the honey. If you like a bit of texture in your jelly, leave the strainer out.
– To test if your jelly is done, place a small spoonful on a plate and let it sit for a minute or two. If it wrinkles when you push at it with your finger, it’s done!
There are many variations of Old Fashion Pear Honey Jelly, some of which include adding spices such as cinnamon or nutmeg. Others include using different types of honey, such as clover or lavender.
Old Fashion Pear Honey Jelly can be served on toast, biscuits, or crackers. It can also be used as a glaze for pork, chicken, or fish. For a unique twist, try it on ice cream or in yogurt.
1) Jelly is low in calories and does not contain any fat. Each tablespoon of jelly has about 60 calories.
2) Jelly is a good source of antioxidants, which can help protect your cells from damage.
3) Jelly is a good source of energy. One tablespoon of jelly has about 15 grams of carbohydrates.
4) Jelly is a good source of fiber. One tablespoon of jelly has about 1 gram of fiber.
Q. What is the difference between honey and pear honey jelly?
A. Honey is made by bees collecting nectar from flowers and then depositing it in hives where it is stored until the bees have time to process it. Pear honey jelly is made by humans cooking down pears to make a thick syrup, adding sugar and then canning the mixture.
Q. How long will pear honey jelly last?
A. Properly canned pear honey jelly will last for at least a year, if not longer.
Q. What are the benefits of eating pear honey jelly?
A. Pear honey jelly is a healthy alternative to processed sugar and can be used in recipes as a natural sweetener. Additionally, pears are a good source of fiber and vitamin C.
Below are some recommended reading list to help you get started with canning and preserving:
-The Ball Book of Canning and Preserving
-The Complete Book of Small-Batch Preserving
-The Foods You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life
-Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It: And Other Cooking Projects for the Adventurousome Cook
In conclusion, making old fashion pear honey jelly is a fun and easy process that anyone can do at home. With the right ingredients and a little bit of patience, you can create a delicious and healthy treat that your whole family will enjoy.