Pear Jam2 Reviews
- Prep: 20 min
- Cook: 15 min
- Ready In: 1 hr 35 min
“This has been my favorite jam since I was a little girl. We moved around a lot when I was young; my Grandmother would send this jam to us so that we still felt we were close to 'Grandma's house.' I love it on warm homemade bread or peanut butter and jam sandwiches. Enjoy!” - by foodinmybelly
Original recipe yields 8 half-pint jars
- Mix pears, fruit pectin, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, and lemon juice in a large heavy pot; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Add sugar all at once, stirring, and bring back to a full rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute. Mix in butter to settle foam.
- Sterilize the jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Pack the pear jam into the hot, sterilized jars, filling the jars to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a knife or a thin spatula around the insides of the jars after they have been filled to remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with lids, and screw on rings.
- Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil and lower jars into the boiling water using a holder. Leave a 2-inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary to bring the water level to at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a rolling boil, cover the pot, and process for 10 minutes.
- Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool. Once cool, press the top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that the seal is tight (lid does not move up or down at all). Store in a cool, dark area.
Amount Per Serving (64 total)
- 99 cal
- 0.1 g
- < 1%
- 25.4 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (2)Rate This Recipe
"Give it 4 1/2 stars. Was alittle sweet but the flavor was there with the spices.Did not have powdered pectin and had the liquid version. Used 1 package (3oz) and added it last after it started into a..." See more full boil. I continued to cood for another 1min. Turned out well. I had alot of pears and was looking for recipes. I made pear bread and used the pear jam over it. It was delish."
"I made two batches of this recipe. I only used four cups of sugar and suited my sweet tooth just fine! This recipe reminds me of Apple butter. On the second batch I used only four cups of sugar and ..." See morecut each spice in half. Could actually taste more of the pear flavor in this batch. This recipe is so easy and delicious. It's a "keeper" in my cookbook!"
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