Dandelion Syrup with honey and pears
- 40 dandelion flowers use the separated yellow petals only
- 3 small pears cut and peeled don’t need to peel if they are organic
- 1 quart of filtered water
- juice of a lemon
- 3/4 cup of raw honey
- 6 – 4 oz. jars with lids – heated in the oven on low so they are warm when adding the hot liquid
In a medium saucepan combine the water, pears, lemon juice and dandelions.
Cook this on the stove and simmer it for 1/2 hour. (Watch and stir occasionally.)
Pour the mixture through some cheesecloth into a bowl. Squeeze out the cheesecloth so there is no liquid left. The liquid will be a nice yellow color.
Put the liquid back into the empty sauce pan and add the raw honey.
Bring the mixture to a boil and watch for it to thicken. Be careful not to let it burn. It should not change color. Once it’s a little thick it’s done.
Pour the syrup into jars that have been warmed
This syrup can be used to drizzle over pancakes, yogurt and oatmeal. It’s even good on roasted vegetables.