Vegan pear honey

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    3 hours 45 min

    You will never guess that this fruit spread is not real honey. Pears are simmered with pineapple juice and caster sugar until thick and smooth. It's a fantastic way to make use of pears when in-season. Try it on toast for breakfast or with yoghurt.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 64 

    • 1.3kg peeled, cored and chopped pears
    • 240ml unsweetened pineapple juice
    • 1.6kg caster sugar

    Method
    Prep:45min  ›  Cook:3hr  ›  Ready in:3hr45min 

    1. Place chopped pears into a large pot and pour pineapple juice over them to prevent them from browning. Stir in sugar and bring to the boil over medium-high heat. Stir frequently to prevent scorching. When the pears are at a full boil, reduce heat to medium and cook until the mixture is the colour and texture of honey. The longer you cook it, the thicker it gets. Cooking time is usually 2 to 3 hours.
    2. Ladle into hot sterile jars, filling to within 5mm of the top. Wipe rims with a clean damp cloth and seal jars with lids and rings. Process in a boiling water until sealed.

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    It's true it tastes just like honey. Left a few bigger chunks in for texture. delicious I am definitely making again!  -  03 Apr 2016

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    Great taste! I don't think I would mistake it for honey and really, I wouldn't want to. This has a wonderful pear taste but is thick and rich like honey. I've made 3 batches. The first batch was a disaster. Although my pears were ripe, they weren't ripe enough so they never dissolved. I even tried stick blending them but it didn't work. I also followed the directions and simmered on medium for 2 hours, however, after only 1 hour, it all of the sudden turned into a burned mess. My second batch came out much better. You want to use very ripe pears - almost too ripe - so that they break down when cooked. Also, I cooked this for 3 hours on low - the lowest my stove would go - to prevent burning. It worked like a charm! My third batch is cooking now. I again used very ripe pears but I used 1/2 white and 1/2 brown sugar. I think this is my favorite batch. It's darker, richer and has a much more complex flavor. Everyone who has tried it has loved it! Thanks for a super recipe!  -  24 Sep 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    I like the recipe ... however ... the timing for processing this is way way WAY off. It takes more than 30 minutes for this to thicken. Try 2 hrs to 3 hrs. This is nearly the same recipe as another one I've used, and let me tell you, 30 mins would only produce pear honey liquid. So if you're making this, try to simmer it for 2 to 3 hrs - until it has the color and consistency of honey. Good recipe, horrible directions.  -  16 Oct 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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