Monday, November 9, 2009

Caramel Pear Jam

We make caramel pear jam every year!  We typically eat it on top of brie cheese and it's amazing!!!

Carmel Pear Jam

8 pears, peeled and cored
1 pkg powdered fruit pectin
1/4 c. sugar
3 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1/8 tsp allspice
1/8 tsp nutmeg
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp butter

Process pears in blender until smooth. Combine pectin and 1/4 c. sugar in a pot. Add smashed pears. Stir and heat over med-high heat until mixture reaches a full boil. Gradually stir in remaining sugar and spices. Add butter. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir 5 minutes longer. Fill hot sterilized half-pint jars. Process 10 minutes. Makes 5-6 half pints.


The Garden of Egan said...

YUM! I've never heard of such a concoction! I am going to have to put this one in my stash of canning to do next year!
You are truly amazing!

Jennifer said...

That sounds yummy! I have never canned before in my life so I am wondering if I should try. Do you have a post on how to can? I don't even know what I need other than jars!

The American Homemaker said...

Jennifer- I'm typing one up right now that will be posted on Saturday :)

Anonymous said...

Looks and sounds great.

heather said...

We have finished our canning for the season unfortunately, but I will be saving this tasty looking recipe for next year since it looks deelish! Oh, and I bought a hand crank popcorn popper today and we all enjoyed making your recipe for kettle corn, SO GOOD!!! Seriously, my kids went crazy for it, as did both my husband and I, YUM!!! Thank you for sharing that total gem of a recipe!

Namitha said...

Hi Thank you so much for the recipe. it sure looks yum...I am going to try it out this weekend...have a good week.

Elena Chavez said...

Do you think it's okay to make this as a freezer jam instead of canning?