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Pear Jam with Ground Ginger Recipe {with FREE labels}

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It’s amazing what a little ground ginger will do for your pear jam. This Ginger Pear Jam recipe is easy to make and doesn’t require pectin.

I bet you thought I would be done sharing pear recipes with you by now, right? Afterall, I already shared my Pineapple Pear Jam and Pear Bread recipes with you.

But, guess what? I have even more recipes to share with you! How does pear pie sound? Or maybe pear preserves? Or chicken with pear sauce? Or even pear butter? Oh, yeah! They’re all amazing and I can’t wait to find the time to share them all with you!

So, for today, you’ll have to settle on this easy version of the jam that’s made with ground ginger.

Easy Pear Jam with Ginger by The Birch Cottage

Supplies Needed for Canning Pear Jam

Before you begin to make this Easy Ginger Pear Jam Recipe, you’ll want to gather up some supplies. I’m sure you probably already have most of these items on hand.

Ginger Pear Jam Recipe

Pear Jam with Ground Ginger

Pear Jam with Ground Ginger

Yield: 6 1/2 pints
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours

t's amazing what a little ground ginger will do for your pear jam. This Ginger Pear Jam recipe is easy to make and doesn't require pectin.

Ingredients

  • 8 cups pears, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger

Instructions

  1. Prepare pears by peeling and chopping. Add pears to a large pot or dutch oven. Add sugar, ground cinnamon and ground ginger. Stir to combine. Cook uncovered over medium heat at a simmer for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until jam thickens. Stir frequently.
  2. Remove from the heat and skim off any foam. Ladle into prepared half-pint jars, leaving 1/4" headspace. Remove air bubbles, wipe rims and affix lids. Tighten jars finger tight. Process in water bath canner for 10 minutes. (Start 10 minute timer after water comes to a boil.)
  3. Carefully remove jars to a towel covered countertop. Allow jars to rest undisturbed for 24 hours.

Notes

  • This recipe does not require pectin. 
  • I've been told that you can make and preserve this jam without processing in a water bath canner. Simply fill the sterilized jars, seal and let rest on the countertop for 4-24 hours. You should hear the lids "ping", which is a sign they have sealed. 

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Pear Jam Labels

This set of free printable labels includes two designs. These printable labels have been optimized for Avery 2″ round labels, such as the 22807 or 22817.

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How to Print

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INSTRUCTIONS

1. DOWNLOAD AND PRINT

Sign up to get the free printable pear jam labels using the form earlier in this blog post. Then download the free PDF and print your preferred design. 

2. APPLY TO LIDS OR JARS

Once you’ve printed your labels, simply affix them to the cent of the lids or the face of the glass jar.

Easy Pear Jam with Ginger by The Birch Cottage

Can you make this jam without canning?

Yes, you can! Two things.

First, you can simply prepare the jam, sterilize your jars and seal them by putting the lid and band on each jar. Once the jars have cooled, you should store the jars of jam in your refrigerator. You only want to do this method if you are going to be eating the jam in the next week or two.

Secondly, I’ve been told that you can preserve this pear jam without processing in a water bath. (I have a friends whose done it for years!) You’ll simply prepare the jam, sterilize the jars and seal them by putting the lid and band on each jar. Leave the sealed jars sitting undisturbed on the counter for 24 hours.

You should hear the jars singing to you with their happy little seals of approval (ping! ping!). Be sure to check the seals. If any jars didn’t seal, you’ll want to refrigerate those.

Easy Pear Jam with Ginger by The Birch Cottage

The addition of the ginger in this jam really does make all the difference. The aroma. The taste. Uhmmm. I hope you will enjoy this home canning recipe as much as my family does!

Til next time…

Pam Baker from The Birch Cottage

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