Mom's Holiday Pear Cranberry Jam Recipe Won First Place by Tiffany C

Mom's Holiday Pear Cranberry Jam Recipe Won First Place

I made this pear cranberry jam recipe for Thanksgiving and we're enjoying it all holiday season! We had this fall-inspired jam on toast, biscuits and on my pumpkin spice muffins. Did I mention that I won first place with this recipe in a holiday cooking contest?

This is the perfect low-sodium jam to serve during the fall and winter months. Pears and cranberries just scream fall and winter. To make this gluten-free holiday pear cranberry jam recipe you will need fresh pears, a bag of fresh cranberries, granulated sugar and lemons for juicing and zesting.

Serve this jam with breakfast or brunch, or use it to make delicious peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. It's also right at home on a charcuterie board with crackers and toast.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes (approximately)

Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12


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Recipe Notes

  • This recipe was enough to fill two regular ball canning jars and a smaller one.

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Mix the chopped pears, cranberries and sugar in a large, non-reactive pot (see Recipe Notes). Stir to combine until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. When it seems the fruit has released some juice, put the pot over high heat and boil. When boiled, reduce the heat a little until you have low bubbles. Cook the jam, stirring once in a while, until it has reduced a great deal and begins to look thick and sticky.
  3. When the jam seems to be almost done, add the lemon zest and juice. When you've arrived at a texture you like, remove the jam from the heat and funnel into prepared jars. Wipe rims, apply lids and rings and process jars in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 106

Total Fat: 0.1g

Saturated Fat: 0g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 0mg

Total Carbohydrate: 22.7g

Dietary Fiber: 4.7g

Total Sugars: 15.3g

Protein: 0.2g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 20mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 212mg

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Elisa Schmitz
Yum, thanks for sharing this great and festive recipe, Tiffany C! See you Wednesday at #30SecondMom chat! xoxo

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