A very dear friend, sadly now deceased, taught me how to make something she called "pear honey," which is a spread that is delicious on toast and English muffins. I make it and give it away as gifts at Christmastime.
Here's her recipe:
(Makes about 8 half-pint jars)
9 cups ripe pears, peeled, cored, sliced and ground
Grated rind of one lemon
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
5 cups granulated sugar
1 20-oz. can crushed pineapple, with juice
Combine all ingredients in a large heavy kettle or Dutch oven. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and cook stirring until sugar dissolves and mixture begins to thicken, about 20 to 30 minutes. Pour into sterilized jars and seal. Delicious served on toast and especially good on English muffins.