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Pear Jam Recipe
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Pear Jam

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"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!"

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Original recipe makes 8 half-pint jars Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 35 mins

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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Reviews More Reviews

Aug 06, 2013

Oh my goodness!! This recipe is TERRIFIC!!! My kids and I are licking the spoons, and pots as I write this :) I followed the recipe exactly, except I decreased the sugar to 4 1/2 Cups. I used very ripe pears and the jam is REALLY sweet. I could have almost used even less sugar and it would have been sweet enough. But it is still very, very good. Thank you for this keeper!! Now I am hoping our pear tree will produce as well next summer so I can make this again!!! :)

 
Sep 09, 2012

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 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.

 
Sep 17, 2013

So easy to make, all my cans sealed! I did reduce the sugar to 3 cups. Once I tasted it with the 3 cups in it, I didn't need it any sweeter. I also reduced the spices in half, per one of the recommendations. I like that the spice doesn't overwhelm the pear flavour.

 
Oct 30, 2012

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 cut 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!

 
Sep 14, 2014

This recipe turned out great! I used low sugar pectin and only added 2 cups of sugar and it is still plenty sweet.

 
Aug 31, 2014

I made this, and it tasted delicious!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 99 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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