Make this easy, 3 ingredients pear jam without pectin. Add your favorite spice combo, like cinnamon, cardamom, ginger or vanilla make this spiced pear jam super special.
This pear Jam or pear preserve has such a sweet and sour taste, I almost fell in love with it.
2 hr 15mins
This is only three ingredients in pear jam and the main ingredient is pear. So look for the best-tasting pear variety that has rich flavors.
Begin by peeling, coring, and chopping pears. I prefer, peeling and chopping each pear simultaneously so I can coat it with lemon as I chop each pear to avoid browning.
Transfer chopped pears to a bowl. Add sugar, spices, and remaining lemon juice. See Low Sugar Jam above for details of sugar.
Rest pears in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight. This step helps keep the pears bits intact and save them from turning into a sauce which is necessary for no-pectin jam.
After resting, cook the jam for 10-15 minutes on medium-low heat until soft and translucent.
Mash the pears for a pulpy jam or blend it for a smooth consistency. Stir frequently to avoid the caramelization of sugar.
The jam will thicken quickly. When you see the jam sheet off from the spoon and turn glossy. It is ready. ( Watch video)
Transfer hot pear jam to clean dry jars seal the lids and turn the jars upside down. Let it set to room temperature for 12 hours then transfer to fridge or freezer.
If canning, follow the canning procedure of removing air bubbles and process in a boiling water bath for 8 minutes. Let it sit in the bath for another 5 minutes after turning off the heat.
By Mariam Sodawater