Homemade Pear Jam

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Homemade Pear Jam

This is my grandma Bushman’s famous pear jam recipe.  It’s been a family favorite for years and one that even after my grandma died we treasured the canned jars of pear jam she had made like gold!  So feel very honored and loved that I am sharing this awesome recipe with you!

Chop up 4 cups of pears (peeled then diced up)
Add 1/4 cup of lemon juice, 1 box of pectin, and 1/4 large box of strawberry jell-o
Bring to a full rolling boil while constantly stirring then add:
6 cups sugar
Bring to a full boil again (will double in size so make sure your pan is big enough)
skim off any foam

Pour into your jars, place seals (that have been in boiling water) on the jar and tighten the ring, then process in a water bath for 10 minutes (double check the pectin box insert for different times for your altitude)

Yield: 7 jelly jars (half pints) per batch


  1. Unknown says:

    Do you have weight amounts for the pectin and jello?

    • JoDee Martin says:

      The large box of Jello is a 6 oz size…. so the recipe calls for about 1/4 of that.
      The pectin comes in a box or jar. If it's in a jar it will say on it how much equals 1 box- from memory I think it's 6 Tablespoons, but double check on your jar.

  2. Anonymous says:

    We just made some from your recipe. It taste like candy!! Can't wait for it to set!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    This recipe is not very definite. Leary of trying. How can you boil,anything without a liquid.

  4. NHizName says:

    I made pear butter and have a lot of juice left from cooking the pears. Do you think this could be made from the juice?

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