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Subject: Pear Jelly or Jam
Date Posted: 8/27/2008 7:20 PM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2007
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Does anyone have a good reciepe for Pear Jelly/Jam?  Or one that has apple/pears or some other fruit with pears as a jelly or jam?  I have alot of pears to use up and wish to make some jam or jelly. Some of the reciepes I found was pears IN jelly and that is not what I am looking for. I am new to making this stuff but did make a great Mint apple jelly over the weekend and would like something similar but with pears :)

Plus any books that might have these in them would be nice too.

Date Posted: 9/2/2008 5:57 PM ET
Member Since: 4/17/2007
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Hi Pam, thought maybe I could try to help you out.  I have never tried these recipes myself, but they are in the BALL BLUE BOOK OF PRESERVING, and this book has never let me down!  Hope these help!


  • 1 quart finely chopped, cored, peeled pears
  • 7 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 pouch liquid pectin

Combine fruit, sugar and lemon juice in a large saucepot.  Bring slowly to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves.  Stir in liquid pectin.  Return to a rolling boil.  Boil hard for one minute, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.  Ladle hot jam into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace.  Adjust 2 piece caps.  Process 10 minutes in a boiling water canner.

VARIATION:  Add 1 teaspoon whole cloves, 1/2 teaspoon whole allspice, and 1 cinnamon stick tied in a spice bag to jam while cooking.  Remove before filling jars.

Yield:  8 half pints


  • 4 cups chopped, peeled, cored apples
  • 4 cups chopped, peeled, cored pears
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 pouch freezer jam pectin

Combine apples, pears and water in a saucepot.  Cover and simmer 5 minutes.  Lightly crush fruit.  Measure 4 cups cooked fruit.  Combine cooked fruit, sugars and spices in a medium bowl.  Let stand 15 minutes.  Gradually stir freezer jam pectin into fruit mixture.  Stir 3 minutes;  Let stand 5 minutes.  Ladle jam into can-or-freeze jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace.  Adjust 2 piece caps.  Label and freeze.

YIELD:  5 half pints

Last Edited on: 9/2/08 5:59 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Subject: Other things to do with pears
Date Posted: 9/5/2008 11:51 PM ET
Member Since: 8/19/2008
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Hi Pam, I have the BALL BLUE BOOK (1963) and in it there are a bunch of other recipes for pears in case you have more pears that you know what to do with: baked, pear butter, chutney, and pear pickles. My mother-in-law makes pear butter every year and it is really nice. If you want any of the recipes, just PM me.
Date Posted: 9/9/2008 11:53 PM ET
Member Since: 7/23/2007
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I just got some pears from a friend of ours this weekend.  I made the pear Jam that  Jamie gave you the recipe for.  It was super easy and we tried it this morning MMMMMMMMM good is all I can say.  It is a tad sweet, but I didn't want to adjust the sugar in case it would mess up the gel stage.  So yup, that one is a tried and true recipe.  good luck!!