Honey Pear Preserves
3 pounds firm, ripe pears
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup honey
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, snipped
Core peel and finely chop enough pears to measure 4 cups. In a
4 qt pot combine pears, lemon, sugar, and honey. Bring to boil
over mediume heat. Stirring till sugar dissolves. Stir in rosemary.
Cook for 20 to 25 min, or till mixture is thick and sheets off a
metal spoon, stirring frequently. Ladle hot preserves into hot
1/2 pint canning jar's, leaving 1/2 inch head space. Process in
boiling water canner for 10 minutes.
Makes 3 1/2 pints