- 8 cups chopped or coarsely ground peeled pears (about 5-1/2 pounds)
- 4 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- Combine all ingredients in a Dutch oven. Simmer, uncovered, for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until thick, stirring occasionally. Stir more frequently as the mixture thickens.
- Remove from the heat; skim off foam. Carefully ladle into hot half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles; wipe rims and adjust lids. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling-water canner. Yield: 6 half-pints.
Reviews forSpiced Pear Jam
"I was so very hopeful.I love brown sugar so I went with one person's recommendation to sub half of the white sugar. I think the brown sugar was too over whelming for delicate pear flavor. Maybe only sub the one cup as another person had mentioned.Even without that it was way too sweet for me. Couldn't even finish the sample spoon that I was tasting with before putting in jars. I added in a pint of tart wild plum juice that I had frozen up last year, and about 3 tablespoons of lemon. Still too sweet but at least tolerable."
"Found this recipe when looking for a jam to make out of some pears my neighbor gave me. It is delicious, the cinnamon and allspice gave it great flavor!"
"which type of pear is the best for this recipe?"
"I made this and gave it to family and friends! Great use of our over abundance of pears! This recipes a keeper!"
"I made this jam for Christmas presents saving a jar for myself, thank goodness I did, it is really good. I also did the brown and white sugar togetherness (1/2 and 1/2) and 1/4 tsp nutmeg like others suggested. I never processed for 10 minutes in boiling water they sealed just fine. It is excellent on pork chops and as a glaze on ham and of course on warm rolls and toast. Defiantly a keeper Thx Karen"
"I hope this worked out right for me...it did not set like regular jam....did I do it right?? can someone tell me if this is normal...thanks ....I have not opened the jam yet to taste it but it smells great."
"I made this jam for my husband and he loved it. I did use 2C brown & 2C white sugar. This recipe is a hit. I will definitely make this again."
"I have been making jam in my new Ball jam maker, it is so much fun. I love pears and wanted something a little spiced up and zingy. This is a great recipe, I adjusted it for the machine & the amount of jam I was making. I also used half brown sugar as 99504bake mentioned. Thanks for the tips, the jam came out amazing. I decorated jars for Xmas and gave them as gifts..it's that good!"
"I'm new to canning this year and decided to start when I received two big bags filled with pears from my in laws. I found this recipe on the website and had to try it. It was so easy to make and tasted great. I gave some to my parents to try and they loved it as well and want to learn how to make it!"