Orange Pear Jam Recipe
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Orange Pear Jam Recipe

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Full of fruity flavor, this delightful jam is a great toast topper. Delores Ward of Decatur, Indiana came up with the recipe when a neighbor gave her an armload of pears. "Everyone really likes it," says Delores.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min. + standing
MAKES:56 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min. + standing
MAKES: 56 servings


  • 7 cups sugar
  • 5 cups chopped peeled fresh pears
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) orange gelatin

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 119 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, combine sugar, pears, pineapple and lemon juice. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in gelatin until dissolved.
  2. Pour into jars or containers; cool to room temperature, about 1 hour. Cover and let stand overnight or until set, but no longer than 24 hours. Refrigerate up to 3 weeks. Yield: about 7 cups.
Originally published as Orange Pear Jam in Country Woman July/August 2003, p40

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"Unique and good"

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