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.

Marianne Williams
Source:, June 2020

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30 mins
1 hr 55 mins


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  • 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; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 17.5g; dietary fiber 1.8g; sugars 14.2g; fat 0.1g; vitamin a iu 14.3IU; vitamin c 3mg; folate 4.4mcg; calcium 8.5mg; iron 0.2mg; magnesium 4.7mg; potassium 76.1mg; sodium 50.2mg; added sugar 9g.