Apricot & Pear Jam ( and bonus honey )
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- 3 lb
- fresh firm pears.. peeled, cored and chopped
- lemons.. juice and zest from
- 2 1/2 c
- 2 1/2 c
- soft dried apricots
- 4 c
- white granulated sugar, warmed
1I use a maslin pan..Place your pears in the pan and cover with the lemon juice, zest, and water. Chop your apricots and add to the pan.
2Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, and then simmer until the pears are soft which is about 10 minutes.
3Reduce the heat to low and add your warmed sugar stirring well, until your sugar is dissolved. Increase the heat at this point and boil rapidly for 20-30 minutes until you reach setting point.
4Remove from heat, and skim off any surface scum. Leave to sit about 10 minutes, then ladle into warmed sterilized jars. Allow to cool.
5Make sure your jar rims are clean. Apply heated new lids and then your bands, making sure the bands are slightly more than finger tight and secure. I've also heard of using the wax paper rounds and screw on lids or cellophane lids, though I have not used them myself. Store in a cool dry place ! YUMMMMY!