Make a batch of spiced apple-pear jam to preserve the best of autumn, straight from the orchard. A gorgeous combination of autumnal fruits and delicate warm spices like ginger and cinnamon can be found in this thick, sweet homemade jam. Serve it with toast, top warm biscuits with a dollop, or give the jars to neighbors and friends as gifts for the holidays.
I made my first batch of this simple pear jam recipe out of sheer whim early in the season, and we’re now hooked. We’re consuming the remaining ginger pear jam at almost every meal of the day, but I’ve hidden away a few jars to give to loved ones as homemade Christmas gifts. Fresh apples and pears combined with a very light touch of ginger, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and cloves is the quintessential fall flavor combination.
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Spiced Apple Pear Jam
Make a batch of Spiced Apple Pear Jam to preserve the best of autumn, straight from the orchard.
Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
Nutritional information per serving: 1 tablespoon, 51 kcal, 13 g of carbohydrates, 1 g of protein, 1 g of fat, 1 g of saturated fat, 1 mg of cholesterol, 2 mg of sodium, 1 g of fiber, and 12 g of sugar.
- 3 cups of pears, of any variety, that have been peeled, cored, and quartered
- 1 cup of apples, any variety, quartered, cored, and peeled
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon allspice
- ⅛ teaspoon ginger
- ⅛ teaspoon cloves
- Pinch of nutmeg
- 1. 12 cup Dutch jel pectin or a 75-ounce package of dry fruit pectin
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 5 ½ cups sugar
- 6-7 half-pint canning jars and lids, sterilized
- Pears and apples should be processed in a food processor until the fruit is finely chopped. Place the fruit in a sizable Dutch oven or other pot with a heavy bottom. Add the lemon juice, pectin, butter, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg.
- Bring to a rolling boil over medium-high heat. Add sugar and stir to mix well. Obtain a rolling boil once more, then boil for exactly one minute. Remove from heat; skim off foam with a metal spoon.
- Ladle jam into hot sterilized jars, leaving ¼-inch headspace. Wipe rims clean with a damp cloth; add lids.
- Process in a boiling-water bath for 10 minutes. Transfer jars to a towel and cool completely. Check the seals, and store any jam that didn’t seal properly in the refrigerator.
Apple & Pear Jam | wa’s Kitchen
Can you mix apples and pears together?
This dessert recipe for baked pears and apples is incredibly simple to prepare. You only need 4 ingredients to make a delectable fall dessert. The caramelized flavor of the coconut sugar enhances the natural flavors of the pears and apples. Eat as is or with ice cream.
How do you preserve apple pears?
Prepare a light, medium, or very light syrup, or pack the pears in water, apple juice, or white grape juice. Boil drained pears for five minutes in syrup, juice, or water for a hot pack. Boiling cooking liquid should be used to cover hot fruit packed into hot jars, leaving a 1-inch headspace.
What kind of pears are best for jam?
I use Bartlett pears because they have firm flesh and great flavor. For pear jam, choose pears that are just barely ripe or slightly underripe.
What can I do with a glut of apples and pears?
Here are some recipes we’ve tried over the years for the remainder of the harvest: apple chutney, pear and ginger marmalade, plum jam, medlar “cheese,” quince paste, and apple jelly. Most fruits can be preserved and will last for at least a year under the right circumstances.