Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: About 1 hour and 15 min
Total time: About 1 hour and 35 min
Yield: Serves 6
This blue ribbon recipe comes from 82 year-old Jean Podell who won Moraga, California's pear recipe contest. The town, which was built in the last hundred years on Bartlett orchards, still has many producing trees along its bike trail and open spaces. In 1999, Moraga organized a community harvest and its first annual Moraga Pear Festival to celebrate its history.
Marina Marchese, co-author of The Honey Connoisseur, says some commercial honey "might not be 100 percent pure liquid gold."