Pear and Vanilla Bean Jam

Pear & Vanilla Bean Jam

The best part of summer is the bounty of delicious, sweet and juicy fruits!  I love the berries, grapes, pears, watermelon and peaches during this time of year.  The price of fruit is pretty inexpensive when they’re in season, for example, I bought 6 pounds of Bartlett pears for $4.99.  I was able to make over 60 oz of jam with that and will be able to savor the flavors of summer later this year.  Not to mention, jars of jam make great gifts! Pear and vanilla go so well together creating a jam that is fragrant and sweet. The little specks of vanilla is gorgeously dispersed throughout the jam which packs a lot of flavor.

This pear and vanilla bean jam is great on toast, mixed into Greek yogurt and even warmed up and drizzled over vanilla ice cream.  I’ve also have enjoyed it straight out of the jar with a spoon.  It’s pretty darn good!

pear & vanilla bean jam

The thought of making jam may sound daunting, but it’s not.  You just need a few things:  fresh ripe fruit, sugar,  pectin and canning jars.  If the jam will be consumed within 3 weeks you don’t need to can it.  Just place in the fridge and enjoy!  Canning the final product will allow you to enjoy the jam up to a year later.  I used the Ball® FreshTECH Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker to make this jam.  It’s so easy to use and it takes the the guess work out of jam making.  It stirs the ingredients, cooks it and even tells you when to add the sugar.

Disclaimer: I was sent a complimentary Ball® FreshTECH Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker. No compensation was received for this post or review. Affiliated links are included in the post.  The opinions are my own.

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  1. Mary Hampton says:

    Love,love,love this jam maker! Really got me spoiled.
    And this recipe is to die for. Going to look for more fun recipes.

  2. kitchenrunway says:

    @The Duo Dishes – Chrystal: I know right, the baby is definitely keeping us busy!!

    @Mary Hampton: YAY!!!!!! 🙂 I know the jam maker is amazing!

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