Wednesday, September 7

Cinnamon Pear Jam

This is one of the new recipes I tried this year and it turned out so good! I made two batches out of a peck of pears which came out to 8 cups diced pears. You will need 4 cups diced for a single batch. IMG_2389
The first thing I do is make sue to get all of my ingredients measured out, jars washed and sterilized, canner started to boiling, and pears diced. This way I can work quickly when it matters.
This is the first year I have used Pomona Pectin and I will never go back to Surgel or other brands again. It allows you to use less sugar(as little as 2/4 cup), honey or other sweeteners. It is a bit different to work with but very easy once you have used it once.
For this batch I used one cup sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 3 teaspoons pectin powder.
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Important!!  Make sure you thoroughly mix all dry ingredients together or you will get lumps in your jam. I learned this the hard way.
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Begin peeling, coring, and dicing your pears. I usually dice about one or two pears and then add the lemon juice to keep them from browning.
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You will need 1/4 cup of lemon juice.
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Mash pears. this is personal preference, mash until you have as little or as many chunks as you want.
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Next mix up your calcium water. The instructions for this are in the box of Pomona Pectin.
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Add 2 teaspoons of calcium water to your pears.
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Bring your pears to a boil.
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Add sugar mixture and bring to another boil. I stirred mine at a rolling boil for about a minute.
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Remove from heat and ladle into hot jars.
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Process Pints for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath canner. Remove and let cool.
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Recipe
4 cups peeled,cored, and diced pears
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
sugar and pectin according to directions included in the box of pectin you choose






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3 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe! I will be trying it soon- provided the orchard is still carrying pears this week :)

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  2. With a "loaded with pears" tree in my front yard.... this looks very appealing! It'll be a few weeks before I can harvest them, so in the meantime, I can practice with this new pectin. Can I find it in the grocery store, or did you get it someplace special?
    Sure wish the little red hen lived closer... oh the fun we could have! Bburg Kim

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  3. Inviting you the Carnival of Home Preserving on my blog every Friday. Hope to see you there. Laura Williams’ Musings

    The most recent edition - http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com/2012/06/carnival-of-home-preserving-13-come.html - open until Thursday 6/7.

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