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 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.