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Pear Pineapple Ginger Jam

December  9, 2009
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  • Makes 10 1/2 pint jars
Author Notes

I rarely buy jam nowadays. I am so impressed with what a little low heat, sugar and fruit can turn into in a matter of an hour or two. I made this jam with a pile of pears from my local farm. The vanilla extract was homemade. The ginger, pineapple and lemons came to my kitchen from far away but were sourced organically by the same local farm who got me those pears.

During this past Thanksgiving, each guest slathered some of this jam on their bread on the day after, along with a big pat of butter. Then each guest went home with a golden-hued jam jar. They're just so sweet. —eatboutique

What You'll Need
  • 12 pears, cleaned, cored, peeled and sliced into 1" pieces
  • 1 3" stub of ginger, peeled
  • 1 whole pineapple, cleaned, cored and cut into 1” cubes
  • 1 cup lemon juice (app. 4 big lemons juiced)
  • 4.5 cups organic sugar
  • 1.5 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons crystallized ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon orange flower water
  1. Toss all the ingredients into a pot on the stove. Simmer over medium-low heat until tender, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to low; simmer until mixture drops thickly from spoon, stirring often, about 1 hour.
  3. Remove the ginger carefully.
  4. While still hot, pour the jam into 10 sterilized 4-ounce jars and water-bath them according to your own canning process. I water-bathed these jars for about 20 minutes, and then carefully removed the jars to rest on a towel until cool (over night).
  5. Label the jars and give away liberally! (This jam is gorgeous on bread with a pat of butter, or stirred into granola and yogurt, or alongside a nice cheddar with crackers.)
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3 Reviews

Danuta G. December 9, 2017
Just made this and had some trouble with the jam turned out looser than I expected for a set jam. I ended up adding some gelatin. That being said, the taste is incredible! Not only as a jam, but mixed into yoghurt, as a dipping sauce for chicken strips; and what a heavenly scent in the kitchen as it was cooking! I will definitely make it again (once hubby and I get through this batch) but I recommend chopping the pineapple into smaller chunks, as I ended up having to use an immersion blender.
Maria T. December 10, 2009
Love the combination. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
eatboutique December 11, 2009
Thank U for taking a peek! :)