Pear Jam

Pear Jam
Recipe type: Jam
Cuisine: British
  • 1.8kg (4lb) pears
  • 1.7kg (3.75lb) sugar
  • Juice from 4 lemons
  • 600ml (1 pint) water
  1. Extract the juice from the lemons and put into the preserving pan.
  2. Chop the lemons roughly and put them in a muslin bag. Seal the bag and place it in the preserving pan.
  3. Roughly cut the pears and add them to the preserving pan.
  4. Cook on a low heat until the fruit is soft and mushy.
  5. Remove the muslin bag, and then strain the fruit through a sieve to remove the pear cores and skin.
  6. Return the sieved fruit to the pan and slowly add the sugar, stirring all the time. Continue stirring until all the sugar is dissolved.
  7. Bring to the boil and then boil hard until setting point is reached.
  8. Transfer to clean sterile jars and seal immediately.

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