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Vanilla Pear Berry Jam

This is the first jam that I came up with on my own—and I love the flavor combo!—Rachel Creech, Marion, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Process: 10 min.
  • Makes
    7 half-pints

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 2 cups chopped peeled ripe pears (about 2 medium)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 package (1-3/4 ounces) powdered fruit pectin
  • 6 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract

Directions

  • Crush strawberries; transfer to a Dutch oven. Stir in pears, lemon juice and pectin. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar; return to a full rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; skim off foam. Stir in vanilla.
  • Ladle hot mixture into 7 hot half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot mixture. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars; screw on bands until fingertip tight.
  • Place jars into canner, ensuring that they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process for 10 minutes. Remove jars and cool.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 91 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 23g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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  • Haircut3441
    Jul 13, 2020

    My family LOVES this jam! I add about a Tbs. of cinnamon just for a little kick??