Use up all those ripe pears this season by making my delicious Pear Vanilla Jam. I am partnering with Ball Canning for this recipe, howeverfreshly all opinions are 100% my own.
Ever since I started making jams (which I can tell you has been at least 10 years now), I have fallen in love with it. I prefer making jam instead of jelly just because I love nice thick and chunky jam so that is what I make. Nothing in the world can compare to smearing a big dollop of homemade jam on a fresh baked biscuit for breakfast.
Nothing thrills me more than to make a big batch of homemade jam, like this Pear Vanilla jam, and then share it with friends and family alike. In the past, I have made blackberry jam, strawberry jam, and peach jam (just click those links and you can find the recipes there).
I am not a huge fan of pears per say, but I decided to make this jam and give them a try and I am SO glad that I did. They taste fantastic! The tartness of the pear mixed with the sugar makes for the perfect combination. In fact, it tastes almost like applesauce.
My favorite jars to use when I can anything is Ball Canning Jars. My momma used them when I was a little girl (I was a farm girl at heart and grew up with nothing but canned food straight from the garden). I love being able to create a recipe to showcase my beautiful jars — and I know that Ball Canning won’t let me down.
If you are new to canning, be sure and grab a Ball Canning Preserving cookbook (I call it the Ball Canning Bible). There are so many recipes in there that will help you to be able to can as a pro.
Depending on publication date, it might have a different cover, but they all have the same info on the inside. Get one because it has been my saving grace when I make jams and other canned foods.
This is how you know your jam is set and turned out delicious. It takes forever to fall off the spoon! Seriously — I could eat this entire jar by myself.
Hope you enjoy the recipe!