Monday, September 8, 2008

Spiced Pear Jam


Pear jam
Originally uploaded by cshella
I love making jams. I don't know why, maybe it is because I consider it along the lines of making something by hand and home made. I feel a real sense of accomplishment when I make jam and it turns out well. (I've had some that have not turned out so well!) Over the weekend I decided that it was time to dig in to all of these pears and make some jam. I downloaded a recipe for spiced pear jam off of cooks.com and followed most of the recipe. The recipe called for Allspice which I did not have. So I substituted a quarter of a teaspoon of Ginger and half a teaspoon of apple pie spice. This jam turned out so good I was giddy all evening! The only thing I will change the next time I make it will be the amount of sugar I use. (This may ultimately affect the yield but it shouldn't affect the taste.) The recipe called for six cups of fruit and eight and a half cups of sugar. The next time I will cut it down to six or seven cups of sugar. This is a very sweet jam with hints Cinnamon and Ginger. This would be very good warmed over vanilla ice cream. I can't wait to make more. I have a recipe for Winter Pear Butter that I am going to try next.

4 comments:

Suzanne said...

Your have a pear orchard! How fun...and yummy! We planted a pear tree when we moved in about three years ago. This year it is bowing with all the pears that are covering it! Not sure why there are so many on a "not quite grown-up" tree, but we are enjoying the harvest!

Your pear wine and jam sound delicious, let us know how the butter turns out!

The Yellow Door Paperie said...

This jam looks so good. I'd love to see pictures of your pear orchard!


Thanks for sharing.

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