I had about 5 pounds of Bartlett pears that were overripe so I had to decide between pear jam and pear nectar, we went for the nectar this time especially since my kids love nectar. Pears are so flavorful and the nectar saves all the fall aromas not to mention that my kitchen smelled great.
I refrigerated the nectar but if you want to make a larger batch you can put in in sterilized bottles or jars and store it in a cool place.
The recipe is very easy and you can adapt it to any quantity of pears you have.
- Lemon juice (preferable freshly squeezed) – I added the juice from one lemon to a gallon of liquid
- Optional – sugar or any other sweetener (I did not add any sugar but you can definitely add if you don’t think the nectar is sweet enough)
- Peel, core and chop the pears
- Add the pears in a saucepan and cover with water
- Boil the pears over medium heat for 15 minutes
- Using a hand held blender puree the pears with the liquid
- Add lemon juice – usually the juice from one lemon to a gallon of liquid
- If the consistency is too thick you can add more water
- Bring everything to boil and remove from stove
- Taste and see if any sugar is needed, if so add to taste
- Refrigerate if you want to drink the nectar within a week otherwise you can add the hot nectar to sterilized bottles, put the lids on and cover with a blanket until they reach room temperature, you can store the bottles in a cool place after