"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!" — foodinmybelly
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4 1/2 cups
mashed ripe pears
powdered fruit pectin
7 1/2 cups
half-pint canning jars with lids and rings, or as needed
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.
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!!! :)
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.
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!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/64 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 64
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 99
** Calories from Fat: < 1
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