Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Pineapple Pear Jam

OK, first of all, I don't know what is going on with all my buttons. Please excuse the crazy photo bucket upgrade stuff. I did not make my own buttons and am therefore completely ignorant as to what to do. I am seeking help but please bear with me until then.

Now onto the real post.

Sweet Sunshine. Pear season is here and I am happy to say I made it through my first 30 lbs of pears. One of my favorite pear recipes comes from a fellow canner and neighbor. She sent this pear pineapple jam recipe my way last year and I was hooked. It is such a refreshing and unique jam. It is actually the only jam I make with the full amount of sugar and is therefore a little more time consuming then my other jam recipes.

This recipe can be doubled. I made seven 4 oz jam jars and 3 half pints from the following amounts.

4 Cups of pears peeled and cored and mashed to make 3 cups

10 oz of crushed pineapple (1/2 a 20 oz can)

1 1/2 Tbs lemon juice

1 package of fruit pectin ( I did not use Pomonas Pectin for this recipe)

4 1/2 cups of sugar.

Prepare and sterilize jars and jar rings. Keep jars warm in boiling hot water or on the Heated dry setting of your dishwasher until ready to use.

Mash pears and add pineapple. Pour fruit into a 6 or 8 quart saucepan. Gradually stir in pectin. Over high heat, and stirring constantly bring fruit to full boil that cannot be stirred down. Add entire amount of sugar all at once and stir to dissolve. Return to a full rolling boil and boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Skim foam from top. Ladle into hot jars and fill 1/8 inch from the top. Carefully place lids and tighten rings. Process in a water boiling canner or steam canner for 5 minutes. Add an additional five minutes for every 3000 miles above 3000 miles above sea level. i.e. I process for 15 minutes because my altitude is above 6000 feet.

Enjoy and don't forget to give a few away.

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Fresh Local and Best said...

Pear jam, what a great idea! I will try to make this soon. I'm curious, why do you have 30 pounds of pears?

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

Pears don't get enough love in the food world, IMO. This looks delicious!

Frieda said...

A sweet neighbor gave me several large Barlett pears from her tree...this looks like a fabulous recipe to try. How many pears do you think it would take to make 4 c. of pears? I want to make sure I have enough...

Cookin' Canuck said...

What a great flavor combination! Our pears should be ripe in a couple of weeks and I would love to try this recipe.

Simply Life said...

Wow, I've never had jam with pineapple - sounds great!

My Man's Belly said...

Congrats on the Top 9!

Paulineh said...

Pear and Pineapple sound a great combination and I must try it. Love those little jars, what a great size for gifts too.

joan black.. ireland said...

A colleague is giving me a bag of pears and ive been looking for a recipe.. this sounds delicous. I will let you know how it turns out.

Spicie Foodie said...

I love this, the combinations of flavors, yumm!

kimberly said...

The pear is useful in weight loss diets, including food, fiber maintains its fullness and cleanses the body, also have many vitamin and potassium. SO the pear is one of the fruits with more properties and is very easy to find it. Just go at supermarket and you will have varieties to shoose from.

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Chris Durnan said...

I just made this recipe and realized that in the "method of the recipe" I never used the lemon juice sitting on my counter. Of course I am not sure if it was in the recipe to stop the pears from browning or to be put in the recipe. Unfortunately I am starting on my second batch and won't know the answer til later. so I am going to come back later to see. Enjoy! Chris

Marcy Berg said...

Wonderful recipe! My grandmother always made apricot-pineapple jam which I loved. I've never been able to find a recipe that was as good as hers. But, pear-pineapple I had never had and now love!

Thanks for sharing the recipe

Jennifer said...

Canning with my friend and we doubled the batch. We only used half of the sugar. Turned out delicious.


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