Microwave Winter Pear Amaretto Jam

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by mary winecoff

I use Bosc or Anjou pears for this jam. This jam is quick and easy and only makes 3 cups. The recipe is from Small Batch Preserving by Topp and Howard.

Top Review by Annacia

I'm not adding any stars because I couldn't get the pectin and since I had the apple and pears I made a fruit sauce that is delicious. I used 2 lg Bartlett pears and a Granny Smith apple. They were whizzed in the food processor and then simmered with 2-3 Tbsp of water. Once cooked down, thickened and off the stove I added 1/4 cup of Splenda and the Amaretto. It's delicious and will be marvelous on toast, pancakes or anything you would use a fruit sauce for. Thanks mary.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine pears, apple, apple juice and pectin in a 3 quart microwavable container.
  2. Microwave, uncovered, on High for 6 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil, stirring twice.
  3. Add sugar.
  4. Microwave, uncovered, on High for 4 minutes or until mixture return to a full boil and boil hard for 1 minute.
  5. Stir in liqueur.
  6. Ladle into sterilized jars and use inversion method or process in water bath for 10 minutes.

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