Spiced Pear Jam

READY IN: 3hrs
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

From my mom's canning recipe collection. I am hopeful my pear trees will yield big time this year. Adapted from Southern Living.

Top Review by JanetB-KY

Just got finished making this for Christmas gifts. I made the recipe in the quantities of 1.5 (12 cups fruit etc). I also added a teaspoon of Ginger and about a half teaspoon of Nutmeg with the other spices as well as a Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract and a 1/2 teaspoon of Almond Extract. This Jam is awesome. Sweet but not cloyingly so with a very rich taste that smacks of Pears first, spice second. Making the recipe as I did, I got 6 half pints with about an extra 1/2 cup.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add all the ingredients to a dutch oven.
  2. Bring mixture to a boil and stir constantly.
  3. Lower the heat and simmer, stirring frequently, for 2 hours or until thickened.
  4. Skim off foam with a metal spoon.
  5. Pour immediately into hot sterilized jars, filling to about 1/4 inch from the top.
  6. Remove air bubbles and wipe jar rims.
  7. Cover quickly with metal lids and screw on bands.
  8. Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

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