Southern Pear Jam
DirectionsPeel pears and quarter.
This will yeild approximately 18 -20 pounds.
In a food processor, course chop into 1/4 to 1/2 inch pieces.
Place in a large stainless steel and add sugar and spices.
Stir well and let set over night.
( at least 12 hours) Stir pear mixture and bring it to a boil, add the pecin and return to a boil for 10 minutes stirring well.
Turn heat to simmer, stirring well and often for 4 hours or untill it reduces to the desired thickness.
Warning- The sugar will stick to the bottom of the pan and and cause you lots of greif at clean up if you don't stir often.
When finished, the fruit mixture will be dark brown in color.
Laddle into sterliized canning jars.
Seal with sterlized lids and flats.
Place in boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
Remove and place on a dry towel to cool.
I can hear those lids popping now!