Shockingly this Paleo Pear Honey doesn’t actually have any honey in it! I am not 100% where this dish got its name, but my family always called it pear honey. I guess it is more like a jam or jelly than honey. To make it paleo, I ditched the cups of refined sugar in favor of coconut sugar. It pairs perfectly with the pears and pineapple and gives the pear honey a nice hint of caramel flavor. I enjoy this dish on some gluten-free toast or even just a spoonful here and there. It also makes a tasty holiday gift. I included canning instructions at the end of the recipe too!
So I am re-watching all the Gilmore Girl episodes starting in Season 2. Sorry Season 1, you were kind of boring since there was no Jess. Jess was the perfect antagonist to really propel the show into one of my favorite shows back in the early 2000s. Also I wanted to date Jess or Milo Ventimiglia. Anyways, I have been binge watching Gilmore Girls an unhealthy amount. I think I needed to get the revival out of my mind. It almost ruined the show for me, and I needed to remember why I fell in love with the show in the first place. I even feel like I might not mind Season 7 as much after the disaster that was the revival. I really need to move on from the revival, but I can’t just let it go. It was so bad. I am tempted to watch it again, but then I might have to start the healing process all over again!
The countdown for Christmas is on. I am not sure how I am going to make it through the next week and half until I head back home for some much needed family time! I haven’t been back to Oklahoma since I moved in May, and I miss it, especially all my little nieces and nephew too! Being Aunt Nessie is the best!
- 9 cups pears, cored, peeled and finely chopped (about 12 pears)
- 20 oz canned crushed pineapple
- 1 cup coconut sugar
- 1 tbls lemon juice
- In medium stock pot, add chopped pears, canned pineapple, coconut sugar and lemon juice.
- Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for 1 to 2 hours until thickened.
- Use an immersion blender to mix ingredients until almost smooth.
- Store in an airtight container or follow the below canning instructions!
- Place hot pear honey into clean and sterilized canning jars.
- Fill each to within 1/4-inch from top of jar.
- Wipe jars and threads with a clean, damp cloth.
- Cover with 2-piece lids, only finger tighten. (Air will not be able to escape if lids are tightened too much, may want to back off 1/4 turn)
- Place into boiling water in canner; water must cover jars at least 1/2-inch.
- Process for 10 minutes.
- Remove jars from boiling water and place upright on a towel to cool completely.
- After jars cool, check seals by pressing centers of lids with finger. If lid springs back, lid is not sealed and refrigeration is necessary.
- Let stand undisturbed at room temperature for 24 hours.
- Store unopened in a cool, dry, dark place up to 1 year.
- Note: Times can change due to altitude.