Thursday, November 6, 2008


I realize we may be past JAM season, but I have to share this recipe with you, because it's so GOOD and...because it would make such a nice hostess gift for Thanksgiving, all those spices!

My friend, Heather gave me a jar of this a while back. It looked a bit suspicious and actually sounded even MORE suspicious... Pineapple???? But, WOW! This is real 'foodie' yummy stuff. Best on a toasted slice of bread. Makes me want to plant a pear tree!

Spicy Pineapple Pear Jam


  • 8 cups peeled finey chopped ripe pears (aobut 5 1/2 lb.)
  • 4 cups white sugar
  • 1 tsp ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Allspice
  • 1 tsp ground Ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 8 oz can crushed pineapple


  1. Add all the ingredients to a dutch oven. ( I used our Le Creuset)
  2. Bring mixture to a boil and stir constantly.
  3. Lower the heat and simmer, stirring frequently, for 2 hours or until thickened.
  4. Skim off foam with a metal spoon.(I didn't get any foam)
  5. Pour immediately into hot sterilized jars, filling to about 1/4 inch from the top.
  6. Remove air bubbles and wipe jar rims.
  7. Cover quickly with metal lids and screw on bands~not too tightly to allow air to escape in water bath.
  8. Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes. (15 minutes at our altitude)

Thanks Heather!


sandee said...

hmmm..too much work, but it sounds delicious!

kwgirl said...

Honestly, not tons of work, just lots of stirring...and the upside is how AMAZING your house smells! Heather

Maria said...

I received my receipe card today and it is so cute! Thanks so much for sending it over to me! The bars will come out for Thanksgiving and the card will be saved in the ideas drawer!

rae said...

speaking of 'foodie', are you ready for Top Chef NY ?!?! woooo-hoooo, I am!!

Anonymous said...

yum, sound just a good as the Canadian candy - arrived safely, partically consumed already, thanks again :) here's my post

Anonymous said...

Mmmm, this sounds yummy!


honeysuckle said...

Sue, What did you use to make the cute tag for the Pear Jam?

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