Easy Berry and Pear Jam

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The Summer brings an abundance of fruit in our household. Our trugs and pots are overflowing with strawberries, blueberries and blackcurrants. The tree which we planted here when we moved lavishes copious amounts of fruit for us every year without fail. When we have that much fruit, we have to put it to good use. So we make jam.

You can make it conveniently and quickly using the Jam and Jelly Maker from FreshTECH. You add soft fruit, sugar and the juice from one lemon then you’re ready to go.

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Easy Berry and Pear Jam

Yield 2.5 lb jars worth

A quick and easy recipe featuring Organic Strawberries, Blueberries and Pear.  Homegrown. 

Ingredients

  • 400g of hulled strawberries (we used a mixture of our Elsanta and Cambridge Favourites)
  • 400g of peeled pears (we used our own Gieser Wildeman pears)
  • 200g of blueberries (we used our Sunshine Blue variety)
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp butter (we used goats)
  • 1kg jam sugar (1:1 Tate & Lyle is best for this)

Instructions

We started with our strawberries hulled and our pears peeled with their pips removed.

Add all fruit to a processor and pulse until the fruit has broken down. Pulping the fruit puts less strain on the machine and makes a smoother preserve. Add this mix to the bowl of the machine with the lemon juice and the butter. Then plug the device in, and hit the "Jam" button. This preserve takes longer than the 21-minute default so hit the + button up to 30 minutes (its max setting).

After 4 minutes you'll hear the beeps to add the sugar then. Pour the sugar in slowly and evenly. We used a silicone spoon to submerge some of the sugar too.

While the mixture is cooking, sterilise your jars. Heat the oven to 140c/275f/Gas Mark 1. Wash the jars and lids with warm soapy water, rinse them thoroughly. Put the jars on a baking sheet and pop them in the oven to dry off for about 20 minutes.

Your jam should then be ready. Slowly spoon the mixture out of the machine and into the jam jars. Pop on a little wax circle, and a clear cellophane circle on the jar and fasten the lid.

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28 thoughts on “Easy Berry and Pear Jam

  1. Yummy recipe We’ve got a blackberry and raspberry bushes that hangover our back garden but yet to make jam with them. However the birds do enjoy pecking them

  2. Will be trying this out this summer, plenty of fruit around and makes great presents when you cant think what to buy, everybody loves homemade jams

  3. I love the sound of the pear in the jam. I am growing a lot of berries in my garden and this looks a fab jam recipe.

  4. this is a great recipe as my sister has a few pear trees as well as other fruit trees and has suggested I go and help pick them this year as so many got wasted last year as she had a glut of fruit, This recipe would be great for the pears.I tried pear wine one year – what a disaster that was !

  5. Your post has sent me off down memory lane as I used to make my own jam and quite a few other preserves, too. It is a shame that more people don’t do so as it would reduce food waste.

  6. We have a few fruit bushes and mini trees, and our friend is very good at making jam. Never thought before of using pears! Wish I had seen this last year when we had a bumper harvest of pears, but unfortunately, not that many this year by the look of it…

  7. I love this time of year when so many delicious fruits come into season. I grow my own strawberries and the idea of incorporating them into a jam with pears and blueberries sounds delightful. The perfect summer treat! Thanks for sharing ?

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