Pear and Lemon Jam

Pear and Lemon Jam Recipe

An ideal pear jam with lemon to partner with almost anything
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A delicious jam with a bit of a zest.


2 kilos of pears (peel, core and chop);
1 kilo of granulated sugar
3 medium lemons; strained juice and zest
1 litre of water

Recipe Instructions

Prepare the ingredients.
Prepare the pears and place them in a covered bowl to stop them from turning brown. Remove the zest from the lemon and squeeze the lemon juice and then strain.

Cook the jam.
In a large heavy bottomed saucepan, add the water, chopped pears, lemon juice and zest. Bring to the boil over a low heat and then simmer gently until the pears are soft. Now add the sugar and stir until the granules have dissolved.

Increase the heat and bring the mixture to the boil. Allow the mixture to boil for 10 minutes and then test to see if the jam has set. If not, continue to boil and check every 4 minutes if the jam has set. When the jam has set remove it from the heat.

To finish.
Allow the jam to stand for a few minutes and let it cool. Pour the jam into warmed sterilized jars and cover with screw top lids or wax discs and cellophane tops. Label the jars when completely cooled. Store in a cool dry place.



10 Responses to “Pear and Lemon Jam”

  1. ruth says:

    Hmmmm – had problems with this recipe. Ok, it wasnt rocket science – yes, I added the sugar (despite the fact that it didnt say so!) – but the jam would NOT set! I suspect there is too much water in the recipe (though am not an expert!) – it just seemed alot!

  2. Anne moutadjer says:

    Where do you put the sugar???

  3. pete says:

    err…there’s a kilo of sugar in the ingredients & no mention of using it in the instructions.

  4. carolyn nash says:

    You haven’t said when to add the surgar in your pear jam reciepe

  5. pam says:

    Just a quick message to say that I made this recipe today, and it has a very nice taste, but you have missed out when to add the sugar. Fortunately another very similar recipe did say, so all was well. I hope you don’t mind me pointing this out. Regards, Pam

  6. admin says:

    This recipe has now been corrected – thanks guys.

  7. Vivien Chalmers says:

    Delicious jam but recipe method forgot to add the sugar! Luckily, I didn’t.
    2 kilos of pears are nearly down to 1 kilo though when peeled & cored so I didn’t get as many jars as I’d hoped.

  8. Anna pavlides says:

    help, I have followed the receipe, it is still boiling (13mins so far) have tested it and it has yet to set, please help!!!!!

  9. Anna pavlides says:

    25 mins and has yet to set!!! tastes delicious

  10. ktb says:

    There is simply too much water in this recipe. In my experience, many online jam/preserve recipes add too much water or other liquid. Halve the amount.