This easy refrigerator jam highlights the best of fall fruits--pears! Enjoy this easy pear jam on toast with melted butter or as a topping for ice cream or yogurt. Source:, June 2020

Marianne Williams


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine pears, brown sugar, honey, lemon juice, ginger, cardamom, salt, cloves and cinnamon stick in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the pears start to release juices, about 5 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened (or until a candy thermometer registers 220 degrees F), 20 to 25 minutes.

  • Remove from heat; discard the cinnamon stick. Using a potato masher, mash the mixture to the desired consistency. Let cool completely, about 1 hour. Divide the jam between two 8-ounce jars. Use immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.


To make ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.

Nutrition Facts

66 calories; 0.1 g total fat; 50 mg sodium. 76 mg potassium; 17.5 g carbohydrates; 1.8 g fiber; 14 g sugar; 0.2 g protein; 14 IU vitamin a iu; 3 mg vitamin c; 4 mcg folate; 8 mg calcium; 5 mg magnesium; 9 g added sugar;