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Ginger Pear Freezer Jam Recipe
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Ginger Pear Freezer Jam Recipe

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At dinner with friends one evening, the lady of the house served us some pears she had preserved with ginger and lemon. The flavor was so heavenly I decided to use the fresh pears she gave us to try my hand at a ginger and lemon freezer jam.—Jeni Pittard, Commerce, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 10 min. + standing
MAKES:56 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 10 min. + standing
MAKES: 56 servings


  • 5-1/2 cups finely chopped peeled fresh pears (about 10 medium)
  • 1 package (1-3/4 ounces) pectin for lower sugar recipes
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Rinse seven 1-cup plastic containers and lids with boiling water. Dry thoroughly. In a Dutch oven, combine pears, pectin, lemon juice, lemon peel and ginger. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in vanilla.
  2. Remove from heat; skim off foam. Immediately fill all containers to within 1/2 in. of tops. Wipe off top edges of containers; immediately cover with lids. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours.
  3. Jam is now ready to use. Refrigerate up to 3 weeks or freeze extra containers up to 12 months. Thaw frozen jam in refrigerator before serving. Yield: 7 cups.
Originally published as Ginger Pear Freezer Jam in Canning & Preserving 2014 Bookazine 2014

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