Saturday, August 9, 2014

Pear and Vanilla Jam

 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.