Monday, August 29, 2011

Pear Preserves


I sampled a pear preserves at my friend's house and really liked it.  Since Bartlett pear is in season now, I would love to make it myself.  I did a search on the web and found some recipes at cooks.com.  It gave me a general idea of how it was made.  What I liked best about this preserves is no pectin required.  For my recipe, I used less sugar (as I found the American version was too sweet), added some ground cinnamon and made it in my bread maker.  Direction for stove top is provided as well for those who don't own a bread maker.


Both my girls loved it.  We spread it on crackers and toasted bagels.  Yummy!  I even used it to make cake.  The recipe for Pear Preserves Cake will be coming up soon!



Juices came out when left overnight, ready for the bread maker.

Ingredients:

  • 5 Bartlett Pears, peeled, cored and sliced thinly
  • 3/4 cup to 1 cup of white sugar
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Jam preserves done by the bread maker.  This was the result of the 2nd cycle.

Method:

1.  In a glass container, add in pears, sugar, lemon juice and ground cinnamon.  Stir to mix well.  Covered and let it sit overnight in a refrigerator.  

2.  On the next day, pour it into a bread maker with jam function and turned it on.  I did it twice (ran two times).  Store into a glass bottle and put into the refrigerator.  It will thicken some more while in the fridge.

3.  If you don't have a bread maker, you just pour 1 into a pot and simmer on stove top until the juice has thicken (like honey consistency), about 2 hours.

4.  Yield about a full jar (I used a large jar so it only shown half).  Refrigerate for up to 2-3 months.  Or place in a freezer bag and freeze indefinitely. 

Edited to add, I found that you need more sugar for the breadmaker to work.  So I edited the recipe to list 3/4-1 cup of sugar. 

13 comments:

Amanda @ Playing with Food said...

Now I've got you liking pear preserves eh? ;) My recipe's coming up later today :D I prefer without cinnamon, to let the subtle flavors of pears really shine. But I'd like to get a taste of yours too :)

Amelia's De-ssert said...

yum yum,looks good to spread on toast.

tigerfish said...

I do almost the same with apples too, depend on what I have in excess. :)

Mochachocolata Rita said...

pear preserve sounds fantastic! i shall make mine soon.

daphne said...

I notice that you added little sugar as well! with home made preserves, you can control these factors! brilliant!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Homemade always the best because we have full control..

babe_kl said...

goshhh you have just renewed my interest in getting a breadmaker >.<"

chopinandmysaucepan said...

This looks really delicious and healthy and also great for canapes during home entertaining. I like the fact that it can be kept in the freezer for a fair while too.

Allie {And a tsp. of LIFE} said...

Looks like heaven. I want to try it! Thank you so much for the recipe!!!

Allie {And a tsp. of LIFE} said...

Looks fantastic! I can't wait to try it. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Juliana said...

Oh! Pear preserves sound good, especially that we have lots of pears in the grocery. Looks delicious!
Hope you are having a fantastic week :-)

The Mom Chef said...

Oh, I love the little speckles of cinnamon that I can see in these preserve. Pears are in season for us to so I'm going to have to track down a bunch so I can make this. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

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