Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 45 mins

Combine these three distinctly flavored fruits for a delicious breakfast jam. Its tart tangy flavor also marries well with roasted poultry, rabbit and pork.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine pears, cranberries, water and lemon rind in a large stainless steel or enamel saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil over high heat, cover,reduce heat and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Gradually add lemon juice and sugar, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Boil rapidly, uncovered, until mixture will form a gel, about 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
  5. With oven mitts or other protective "gloves", Ladle into sterilized jars and process in boiling water bath (BWB) for 15 minutes. OR keep refrigerated in an air tight container for up to a month.
  6. Modified Source: Small Batch Preserving by Ellie Topp & Margaret Howard.
Most Helpful

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I made this using Asian Pears so I did not add the water and added 20 minutes to the cooking time. Love the taste!

Very tastey tart jam. Wife loves it. Added a half teaspoon of grated fresh ginger (because I like the taste) and 1/4 dried currents (because I like them). I added about 1/2 teaspoon of "acid blend" right at the end because I wanted it more tart. Acid blend is 50% citric acid, 25% malic acid, and 25% tartaric acid. Make sure you turn the fire down on the last 15 minutes, and stir, as you don't want to burn the batch. This recipe will only make 2 1/2 pints so prepare jars accordingly. Great recipe. Thanks for the submitter and to Ellie Topp