Pear and Ginger Jam


This will get you prepared for the summer delights coming from the orchards such as perfect pears. Yummmmm I can taste them now.


  • 3 lbs. ripe pears, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 3 cups sugar (I prefer the Berry sugar)
  • 1/2 lb. candied ginger, finely chopped
  • juice and grated peel from 1 1/2 limes

When chopping the ginger, make sure you spray pam on the knife or scissor blades. This way, they won’t stick. Just sayin’.

Put the pears, ginger, sugar and lime juice in a heavy bottom saucepan.  Bring this slowly to a boil and boil for about 10 mimutes WITHOUT stirring.

Stir and let cool. Place in sterilized jars and tightly seal. Store in a cool, dark place (pantry?)

If you can keep your hands off, leave them cool completely and try a jar tomorrow. this makes 6 pints.

Okay, okay…I can hear the moans of delight from here. Yum yum…


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