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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Pear and chocolate jam recipe

Yesterday our neighbors brought us pears again so I've decided to make a pear an chocolate jam.
Here is the recipe:

1 - 1,5 kilos (35 ,2 oz - 52 ,8 oz) of summer pears
1 lemon
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 tablespoons of cacao
0,5 kilos ( 17 ,6 oz) of sugar
1 little bag of vanilla sugar (10gr)
one bag of dry pectin ( on them says for how much fruit is one bag, here one bag is for 1,5 kilos of fruit)

Wash the pears and leave them in water for few minutes

Cut them on small pieces removing all seeds and brownish parts( they will spoil jam fast)

Add a few spoons of sugar to the bowl and cook them till they get tender.

Add lemon and dry pectin with rest of the sugar ( that is usual way to use pectin, but just in case check on the box how to use it)
Split pears on 2 equal parts and cook every part on low heat.

In one bowl add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and mix it with a mixer to make the pieces smaller. If you like jam with big pieces just stir the cinnamon and cook in for 5 minutes

In other bowl add 1 tablespoon of cacao and vanilla sugar, mix it and cook for 5 minutes.

While your jam is cooking wash jars and sterilize them ( 30 minutes on 100°C or 212F)

Fill the hot jars with hot jam. I did it this way. One spoon of pear jam

One spoon of chocolate jam

Close the jars and leave them to cool down. This jam goes great with bread and crepes( thin pancakes) but I'm sure it would go with other food and deserts ☺


  1. Oh. My. Gosh. This looks yummy, two of my favorite flavors together. We just planted some pears at the farm, maybe someday, I'll have to save this post for future use! Thank you! p.s. I'm your newest follower by the way, can't wait to catch up. We're just starting our own farm, weekend for now, but getting it ready for future retirement.

    1. Hello and welcome :)
      I hope you'll find more interesting things here...if you feel like asking anything feel free to ask...I'll answer as soon as I see it( read as soon as I get out of the garden) :D


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