Pear Jam


Makes ~2 cups


  • 820g can of pears in syrup, drain (~500g pear)
  • OR 500g fresh, ripe, peeled pears
  • 500g sugar
  • 40g jam setter


  • Sterilise jars (see below)
  • Puree the pears in a food processor and transfer to a saucepan
  • Add the sugar and jam setter and boil on the stove top for about 5 minutes, stirring
  • Pour into the sterilised jars, add the lids and allow to cool to room temperature
  • Refrigerate

Sterilising jars:

  • you require glass storage jars with lids (save old jam jars)
  • preheat your oven to 150 degrees Celsius
  • place well washed jars upside down on an oven rack for at least 20 minutes, while preparing the jam
  • remove from the oven and while still hot pour in your jam, screw on the lid and allow to cool to room temperature before placing in your fridge

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