Pear-Citrus Freezer Jam with Cardamom

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@Celestina9000

I used Ball™ brand 'RealFruit with Instant Pectin' for freezer jam (the one specifically for no-cook jam) in this recipe. The amount of pectin required for the jam will vary depending on the brand of pectin you select. From NPR.com with a few changes.


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Serves:
Makes about four (8 ounce) containers of jam
Prep:
30 Min
Method:
Canning/Preserving

Ingredients

4 c
pears, cored, peeled and seeded
1/4 tsp
cardamom powder
1 large
orange, peeled, seeded, pith removed and separated into chunks
1 1/2 c
sugar (superfine sugar if possible)
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
1 tsp
vanilla paste
2 Tbsp
instant pectin for freezer jam (read recipe intro)

Step-By-Step

1Cut up the pears into chunks. Place in a large mixing bowl. Add the ground cardamom and mash up the pears into chopped bits using a potato masher.

2Cut up the orange chunks into small bits. You can do this by hand or using a food processor *briefly* on PULSE setting.

3Combine the oranges with the pear mash.

4Add the sugar, lemon juice, vanilla paste and the pectin to the fruit mixture. Stir constantly and vigorously for 3 minutes.

5Transfer to storage containers. Make sure to leave a head space of 3/4" to allow for expansion when the jam freezes. Cover and freeze.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Jams & Jellies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American