Cranberry Pear Jam

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4 c peeled, cored, diced pears
3 c chopped cranberrys
1/2 c water
2 tsp lemon rind
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 3/4 c sugar

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Joey Wolf Recipe
Lightly Salted
Oquawka, IL (pop. 1,371)
Member Since Aug 2011
Joey's notes for this recipe:
My pear tree is loaded this year, they aren't large pears;but there is a gracious plenty of them. I especially liked the fact that this recipe was low in sugar.....for a jam.
I got this recipe from the book "Preserving Made Easy, Small Batches and Simple Techniques" by Ellie Topp and Margaret Howard.
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Peel, core and dice pears.
Chop cranberrys in food processor.
Frozen cranberrys are very might want ear protection, I did!
In a large heavy pan combine the pears, cranberrys, water and lemon rind. Bring it to a boil. Reduce heat. Cook 5 min.
Gradually add in the lemon juice and sugar.
Boil rapidly for 15 minutes.
Process 10 minutes.
I didn't put in the usual steps for water bath canning. Sterilizing the jars, lids and rings;but you need to do that as usual.

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user jamie Beecham jamie4cakes - Aug 10, 2012
Thsnks Joey its a keeper.
user Dorothy Curtis CanbyDorothy - Aug 10, 2012
user Melissa Payne mamapayne1 - Aug 26, 2012
you dont use any pectin? just checking, sounds wonderful want to make this for the holidays
user Joey Wolf 8of10 - Aug 27, 2012
it hasn't needed it, the pears have a natural pectin in them I'm guessing. It has really been one of the simplest jams to make.
user Melissa Payne mamapayne1 - Oct 18, 2012
thanks sounds so easy, I have made 8 different kinds of jam in the last 2 months for my business, everything form Hot pepper, to blueberry lime to apple cinnamon. So this sounds easy and inexpensive to make, :)

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