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Gingered Pear Freezer Jam

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This impressive yet incredibly easy recipe is zesty with ginger and citrus. Spread your homemade jam over toasted crumpets or serve as a sauce with sweet desserts.
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 package Ball® Simple Creations® Freezer Jam Fruit Pectin
  • 3 ½ cups pear puree
  • ⅓ cup fresh orange juice, strained
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • Dash of salt
  • 5 Ball® Plastic (8-ounce) Freezer Jars

Stir sugar and contents of pectin package in a bowl until well blended.

Add pear puree, orange juice, orange zest, lemon juice, lemon zest, ginger, and salt, stirring to combine. Stir 3 minutes longer.

Ladle jam into clean jars to fill line. Twist on lids. Let stand until thickened, about 30 minutes. Refrigerate up to 3 weeks or freeze up to 1 year.

yield: Makes about 5 (8-ounce) half pints

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  • Serving Size: 1 oz
  • Calories: 50
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Protein: 0g

1 Comment » for Gingered Pear Freezer Jam
  1. Rick says:

    First time jam maker. Recipe calls for pear puree. Where the hell do I get pear puree. I know it’s a simple thing to experienced people, but know I have to do another internet search for how to make puree. When you provide instructions, it best to be complete.

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