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Spiced Pear Jam

Total Time

Prep: 1 hour 40 min. Process: 10 min.

Makes

6 half-pints

A neighbor of mine passed along this spiced pear jam recipe. I've given many jars of this jam as gifts. Day to day, we enjoy it on toast with ham and eggs or on hot rolls with a meat. —Karen Bockelman, Portland, Oregon
Spiced Pear Jam Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 8 cups chopped or coarsely ground peeled pears (about 5-1/2 pounds)
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until thick, 1-1/2 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Stir more frequently as the mixture thickens.
  2. Remove from the heat; skim off foam. Carefully ladle into hot half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles; wipe rims and adjust lids. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling-water canner.
Editor's Notes: This recipe does not require pectin. The processing time listed is for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. Add 1 minute to the processing time for each 1,000 feet of additional altitude.
Editor's Note
The processing time listed is for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. Add 1 minute to the processing time for each 1,000 feet of additional altitude.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 78 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 20g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.

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