Pear-Citrus Freezer Jam with Cardamom



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 with a few changes.


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Makes about four (8 ounce) containers of jam
30 Min


  • 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)

How to Make Pear-Citrus Freezer Jam with Cardamom


  1. Cut 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.
  2. Cut up the orange chunks into small bits. You can do this by hand or using a food processor *briefly* on PULSE setting.
  3. Combine the oranges with the pear mash.
  4. Add the sugar, lemon juice, vanilla paste and the pectin to the fruit mixture. Stir constantly and vigorously for 3 minutes.
  5. Transfer to storage containers. Make sure to leave a head space of 3/4" to allow for expansion when the jam freezes. Cover and freeze.

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About Pear-Citrus Freezer Jam with Cardamom

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

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