I found some ripe pears at the market the other day and turned them into pear and vanilla jam. These are the ingredients:
8 cups diced ripe pears
2 vanilla beans, split and scraped
2 cups sugar (depends on how sweet your pears are)
1/2 packet liquid pectin
Put everything except the pectin in a heavy pot and cook over medium at a simmer until the pears start to break down. Use a stick blender to puree the mixture. Add the pectin and cook until it begins to thicken. I rarely use pectin in jam but pears are pretty watery so I used 1/2 pack for this recipe. Pour the jam into jars and can or refrigerate it.
I made homemade white bread for toast and served it with good butter.