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The marmalade or pear jam it’s a preserves easy to prepare and very tasty, perfect to enjoy during the first days of autumn. You can spread it on bread or crackers, for an authentic and nutritious breakfast, or use it to garnish pies, tarts, cookies and various sweets. It can also be combined with cheesesespecially the most salty and seasoned ones, serving it on the occasion of a delicious appetizer or a special dinner. You can make this jam using any kind of pears you have at home, as long as they are very soft and ripe. Remember to weigh the clean pulp and add half the weight in sugar. This way the preserves can last a long time and without the risk of developing dangerous mold.

We also added a grated lemon peel to give the jam a fresh, lemony aroma. If you wish, you can also use a tip of cinnamon powder, vanilla, grated ginger or orange zest. You can also enrich it with some dried fruit, such as chopped walnuts, almonds or hazelnuts. Try a teaspoon of apple jam in addition to a pot of plain yogurt, as a snack or in the morning, and you’ll discover a perfect pairing.

Find out how to prepare it safely by following the step-by-step procedure and tips. If you love this delicious fruit, try the 10 sweet and savory pear recipes. Also try apple jam and plum jam.

How to prepare marmalade or pear jam

Start by sterilizing the jars. Wash and dry the pears, then cut them in half and remove the core and skin 1.

Cut the pulp into cubes and collect it little by little in a large bowl 2then weigh it.

Pour half the weight of the fruit in sugar into a large pot, then add the pear cubes 3.

Mix well and leave to infuse for 30 minutes 4.

Also add the grated lemon zest 5 and mix again.

Cook over medium-low heat and bring to a boil, then continue stirring for about an hour. Then mix with an immersion blender 6.

Put back on the heat and cook again, letting it reduce. sevenuntil the jam appears dense and firm.

At this stage pour it still hot into the sterilized jars 9close them and let them cool upside down.

Store the jars in a cool, dark place. If they are not tightly sealed, store them in the refrigerator for a few days and use them as desired ten.


You can store the pear jam in a cool, dry place for 2-3 months. Once the jar is opened, you can put it in the refrigerator and consume it within 3-4 days at the latest.

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