Vanilla Pear Berry Jam

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Process: 10 min.


7 half-pints

Updated: Apr. 16, 2022
This is the first jam that I came up with on my own—and I love the flavor combo!—Rachel Creech, Marion, Indiana
Vanilla Pear Berry Jam Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 2 cups chopped peeled ripe pears (about 2 medium)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 package (1-3/4 ounces) powdered fruit pectin
  • 6 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract


  1. Crush strawberries; transfer to a Dutch oven. Stir in pears, lemon juice and pectin. Bring to a 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 heat; skim off foam. Stir in vanilla.
  2. Ladle hot mixture into 7 hot half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot mixture. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars; screw on bands until fingertip tight.
  3. Place jars into canner, ensuring that they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process for 10 minutes. Remove jars and cool.
Canning Altitude Jam-Jelly
The processing time listed is for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. Add 1 minute to the processing time for each 1,000 feet of additional altitude.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 91 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 23g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.