Pears are particularly flavoursome once they come into season in October, so this fruit is a prime pick for jam-making during this time. The addition of ginger gives a complimentary kick and by incorporating cooking apples, you can create a tasty jam for all the family. Peruse our jam jars here to make your preparatory purchase so you have the right container for your autumnal treat.
- 2 kg pears
- 1 kg cooking apples
- 50 g grated root ginger
- 2kg granulated sugar
- 2 pectin sachets
- Grated rind and juice of 2 lemon
- Jam Jars
- 2 Sterilised Small Saucers
- Preserving pan
- Ladle or Wooden Spoon
- Mixing Bowl
HOW TO MAKE PEAR & GINGER JAM
- Peel your pears and apples
- Chop the fruit into smaller chunks
- Put 2 small plates in the freezer to test later
- Place all the apples and half the pears into a preserving pan
- Pour enough water in to cover the fruit
- Simmer gently for about 40 mins/until they are soft and gooey
- Take the pan off the heat
- Add: ginger, sugar, pectin, lemon juice and zest
- Add the remainder of the chopped pears
- Put the pan back on the heat and dissolve the sugar gently
- Bring to the boil once the sugar has dissolved fully
- Boil rapidly for about 15 minutes, or until setting point has been reached.
- Add a knob of butter if you see any scum on top
- Spoon a small amount of jam onto your chilled saucer to test if it has set
- Push the top lightly to see if it wrinkles
- If it wrinkles, it has reached the setting point
- If there is still a runny texture, return the pan to heat
- Repeat the test after a few minutes until it has set properly
- Leave to cool before scooping the jam into your sterilised jars
- Store in a dark place until you are ready to eat.
This recipe is imaginative and fun to try, as well as being a clever way to incorporate immune system-boosting ginger into your diet during the autumn and winter months. Try it today!
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