Spiced Pear Jam is a special treat I make just for my grandmothers for Mother’s Day. Both of them love homemade jam and this is one of their favorites. My husband calls it “Christmas Jam” because that’s exactly what the house smells like when all of the spices are simmering in the pot with the pears. It’s so delicious and tastes good on just about everything:) Here’s what you need:
4 c. chopped pears (I use 1/2 d’Anjou and 1/2 Bartlett)
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 box fruit pectin
1/4 c. water
5 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
Yields: 5 half pints (plus an extra 1/2 cup)
Prepare canning equipment. Peel, core and chop pears.
Combine pears, lemon juice, water and spices into a pot. Whisk in pectin and bring to a full rolling boil.
Add sugar all at once and return to a full rolling boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and skim off foam. Ladle into prepared jars, leaving 1/4 in. head space. Wipe rims and secure lids.
Process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes.
Remove from water bath and let jars cool overnight. Press center of lids to make sure they have sealed properly. Jam can be stored at room temperature for 1 year.
Enjoy! For more canning recipes, check out the Recipes page!
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