Pears and Rose Apples – delicious exotic fruits from The Little Farm


Its Pear Season! And delightful treats from our farm. We also grow Rose Apples – they taste divine – smell and taste like roses. Making pear jam is easy. It just takes time.

Pear Jam or Pear CompotePear Compote


  • 30 ripe pears
  • 4 cups of sugar
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Pectin (use the amount advised on the box – probably 2 boxes)


  • Peel and core pears, cut them into bite sized pieces, put in a 3 gallon pot and add sugar ( I add less than most recipes since our fruit is all tree ripened and deliciously sweet already) –
  • Simmer at a VERY low heat for as many hours as it takes to create a wonderful juice and soft pears
  • Serve either as pear compote with ice cream or bottle as dessert in the winter months.
  • Or you could take some of the mixture, add pectin, mash the pears and bottle as jam. YUM!

Rose Apples – here they are – a big pit inside but the flesh is divine! I also simmer them with very little sugar and a cup of water and use them as a compote too. Our crop is normally quite small so we use them for our own enjoyment or give a few bottles to friends.

Rose Apples


About Grandma

I have reinvented myself many times during my life -teacher, lawyer, business woman, CEO, Entrepreneur, Board member, Professor, Mom, Wife, Farmer, Chef, Musician, Author and now my best role of all - Grandma to multiple grandchildren, grandnephews and nieces worldwide.
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