Thursday, October 28, 2010
Ari's Vanilla~Pear Jam
His love for pears continue and it was a pear he snacked on when he went on a hike with his Mom and Dad in April before Kelly passed away.
Ari's Vanilla-Pear Jam
About 3 lbs. of pears, I used Bosc (5 pears)
1 pkg. Sure-Jell
1 Tahitian Vanilla Bean, split and the seeds scraped into the pear mixture
5 cups granulated sugar
6 sterilized jars (8 oz.)
Peel and core pears. I used a pear slicer I actually got from the Pear's Grower Association a few years ago.
I placed the pears in a food processor and pulse it until the mixture was in small pieces (don't puree!) I used a small knife to split the vanilla bean and scrape the seeds into the pears.
Place the pears, Sure-Jell, and the vanilla in a large Dutch Oven.
Bring the mixture to a boil on medium heat. Remove the vanilla bean pod and stir in the granulated sugar. Bring the mixture back to a boil and boil hard, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Turn off heat and ladle into sterilized jars. Place the lid on and then, screw the ring tightly. Turn the jar upside down and cover with a towel. Let sit for 10 minutes, then turn right side up. You should hear a popping sound if the jars seal.
Pears are not indigenous to the United States; they were brought here by Europeans. Ari just knows they're good and I can't wait until he tastes this jam. I had mine on the Malted Wheat Flake Bread-- Enjoy!