Sunday, September 14, 2008

Jam Day

Saturday was Jam Making Day for myself and 2 of my friends, Mary Jo and Shawntel. We all go to church together and are in the same bible study group, and love it when I get to have girl time. This was no different, we had a blast and a couple of burnt tongues and fingers, but it was all worth it in the end. I say that, but I am not the one with the blistered finger! :)

We made strawberry, peach and pear honey. We also attempted grape, but we burnt it and ended up with grape brittle, this is where the burns came from. However, the grape will be tried again.



So, I have told you about my tip on sealing the jars? Just flip them on the lids and let them cool. Works every time! On the left is the strawberry, pear honey in the middle, and peach on the right. I should have taken a picture of the grape, but not so pretty.

The pear honey is the most interesting to me. I have finely chopped and grated the pears and think that I like the grated version better. For some reason, although you don't add any honey to it, the jam ends up with a honey flavor.

Pear Honey:

6 cups grated pears

8 oz crushed pineapple, do not drain

4 cups sugar

1 Tbsp vinegar

Add all the ingredients and bring to a boil. Boil stirring constantly until the thermometer reaches 220 degrees, about 15-20 minutes. Pour into your jars and seal.

7 comments:

Megan said...

How funny, I just posted a peach jam recipe too. That pear honey sure sounds good. I'm intrigued
with the addition of pineapple.

stephchows said...

oo this look delicious! I have yet to make jam and once I move to my new apartment and get settled I'm totally going to try making some and packing it up to eat all winter! I'm still enjoying the jam you sent me... mmm so good!!

Jeanine said...

That pear honey sounds very interesting. I think I'll have to give that a try for something different. I never knew about turning the jars upside down though, what a neat trick!

Deborah said...

How fun! The pear honey sounds so different and interesting - delicious!

Food.Baby said...

Pear honey sounds intriguing! I'm still a bit afraid of making my own jam even though I know it will taste so much better than shop bought. I've passed on a blog award to you! you can pick it up at my site http://food-baby.blogspot.com

Katherine Aucoin said...

I have never attempted to make jam. My dad used to make the best fig preserves. I'm with everyone else tho, the pear and honey sounds fantastic.

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be making peach jam tonight!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Jam Day

Saturday was Jam Making Day for myself and 2 of my friends, Mary Jo and Shawntel. We all go to church together and are in the same bible study group, and love it when I get to have girl time. This was no different, we had a blast and a couple of burnt tongues and fingers, but it was all worth it in the end. I say that, but I am not the one with the blistered finger! :)

We made strawberry, peach and pear honey. We also attempted grape, but we burnt it and ended up with grape brittle, this is where the burns came from. However, the grape will be tried again.



So, I have told you about my tip on sealing the jars? Just flip them on the lids and let them cool. Works every time! On the left is the strawberry, pear honey in the middle, and peach on the right. I should have taken a picture of the grape, but not so pretty.

The pear honey is the most interesting to me. I have finely chopped and grated the pears and think that I like the grated version better. For some reason, although you don't add any honey to it, the jam ends up with a honey flavor.

Pear Honey:

6 cups grated pears

8 oz crushed pineapple, do not drain

4 cups sugar

1 Tbsp vinegar

Add all the ingredients and bring to a boil. Boil stirring constantly until the thermometer reaches 220 degrees, about 15-20 minutes. Pour into your jars and seal.

7 comments:

Megan said...

How funny, I just posted a peach jam recipe too. That pear honey sure sounds good. I'm intrigued
with the addition of pineapple.

stephchows said...

oo this look delicious! I have yet to make jam and once I move to my new apartment and get settled I'm totally going to try making some and packing it up to eat all winter! I'm still enjoying the jam you sent me... mmm so good!!

Jeanine said...

That pear honey sounds very interesting. I think I'll have to give that a try for something different. I never knew about turning the jars upside down though, what a neat trick!

Deborah said...

How fun! The pear honey sounds so different and interesting - delicious!

Food.Baby said...

Pear honey sounds intriguing! I'm still a bit afraid of making my own jam even though I know it will taste so much better than shop bought. I've passed on a blog award to you! you can pick it up at my site http://food-baby.blogspot.com

Katherine Aucoin said...

I have never attempted to make jam. My dad used to make the best fig preserves. I'm with everyone else tho, the pear and honey sounds fantastic.

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be making peach jam tonight!