Grandma's Pear Preserves

Grandma's Pear Preserves


"Grandma grew up in rural NC and always made these for the family. They are so good ... I hope you enjoy these as much as we have."


45 m servings 151 cals
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Original recipe yields 48 servings



  • Calories:
  • 151 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.9g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Sterilize jars and lids in boiling water for at least 10 minutes. Let simmer while making jam.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine pears, water, and lemon juice. Cover, and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in pectin, and bring to a full boil. Stir in the white sugar, and continue boiling and stirring uncovered for 1 minute, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, and stir in brown sugar, allspice, and nutmeg.
  3. Quickly fill jars to within 1/2 inch of the top. Wipe rims clean, and top with lids. Process jars in boiling water for 10 minutes to seal.
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  1. 81 Ratings


okay, I knew making this that there was a chance of it being syrupy (reading the reviews) but, as it's the only pear jelly recipe I thought I would give it a try. Sure enough, very, a...

Great flavor and easy to make... I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out great. I was looking for a Pear jam recipe, so after the pears cooked I used my handheld mixed and pureed the p...

This looked like a really good preserve recipe, but there was way too much syrup for the amount of pears. Could there be a mistake in the amount of sugar called for? 8 cups seemed like a lot f...

This makes wonderful jam. I followed the recipe exactly as written. The jam set quickly and was perfectly spiced. It's great on a bagel with cream cheese, as suggested by another reviewer. It is...

I just made this recipe; I was originally looking for a pear butter recipe and this seemed pretty close after reading the reviews. I reduced thecwhite sugar by 1/2-1 cup; reduced the nutmeg by ...

I was looking for a spicy pear preserve recipe and am glad I found this one! It is easy and very, very yummy. I am looking forward to making a pear preserve cake at Christmas with a jar of the...

This recipe is great!! I had some pears from my Fathers pear tree and froze them. I thawed them, cut them up and made this recipe. I did alter it a bit (I always seem to be altering recipes)....

I thought this recipe turned out excellent and is now my favorite recipe for pear preserves. I have canned a lot of pear preserves but decided to try a new recipe and found this one and I love ...

Very straight forward directions made this recipe easy to follow. The results are scrumptuous -- and I'm not a pear fan! I tried the receipe once yesterday (while I was canning various fruit f...