Ginger Pear Honey
10 pounds cooking pears, peeled and quartered
Grated rind and juice of 2 lemons
4 ounces ginger root, grated, or 2 tablespoons powdered ginger
7 1/2 pounds sugar
Grind pears and lemon with a meat grinder. Add grated rind and juice of other 2 lemons. Place all ingredients in large canning kettle. Start on high heat and bring to a boil.
Turn to medium low and cook until amber and as thick as desired (approximately 1 1/2 hours).
Place in jars and seal. Recipe may be cut in half.
Yields 15 pints.
This is good with hot breads or can be used as an ice cream topping.