Vanilla Pear Pineapple Jam

Submitted by: CindyP on October 2, 2012

I had lots of pears. I processed them into sauce and am working my way through it. I wanted something a little different, so I started researching. I put together this recipe using ingredients and processes from a few different recipes. It isn’t a solid jam, but not quite a sauce either (or maybe I just had a good day and it didn’t turn into sauce!)

I used homemade vanilla extract and shook it before putting in so the bits of vanilla would come through. The Vanilla Pear recipes I found said NOT to use extract, the flavor wouldn’t come through as well. I thought it was terrific!

Servings: 7 half-pints (and some)   Prep Time: 20 minutes (including filling jars)   Cook Time: 25 minutes (including processing time)  


4 cups pear sauce
2 cups (1 20 oz can) crushed pineapple
4 cups sugar
2 Tbsp vanilla extract or 2 vanilla beans, slit and scraped
1 pkg pectin


Combine pear sauce, pineapple, vanilla, and pectin together.

Bring to a full rolling boil. Add sugar and return to a full rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute.

Remove from heat and ladle into prepared jars, leaving 1/4″ headspace; apply lid and ring.

Process in a BWB for 10 minutes.

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