Plum-Kissed Pear Jam Recipe

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"Years ago, when I complained my pear jam was bland, an aunt suggested that I add plum pulp to my next batch," recalls Margaret Zickert from Deerfield, Wisconsin. "I did...and then I won the grand prize in a recipe contest with the thick tasty results!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 3 cups chopped or coarsely ground peeled pears
  • 1 cup chopped or coarsely ground pitted plums
  • 1 package (1-3/4 ounces) powdered fruit pectin
  • 5-1/2 cups sugar

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 102 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 26g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a kettle, combine pears and plums. Stir in pectin. Bring to full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar; return to a full rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; skim off foam.
  2. Pour into jars or freezer containers and cool to room temperature, about 1 hour. Cover and let stand overnight or until set, but no longer than 24 hours. Refrigerate or freeze. Yield: 6 cups.
Originally published as Plum-Kissed Pear Jam in Quick Cooking July/August 1999, p22

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yummiful User ID: 5791315 73751
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2013

"This was easy and it tastes great! I wasn't sure what to do with the excess plums and pears,but this was great. I like the combination of the two fruits together."

CatherineBennet User ID: 3737321 20635
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2009

"This was a great recipe to use up to autumn crops both bursting at the same time. My family will be enjoying it all winter. Thanks for sharing!"

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