Tuesday, May 24, 2016

We Be Jammin'... Chocolate Pear Jam

Chocolate Pear Jam
Found on Pinterest

Makes 6 half pints 

3-1/2 cups granulated sugar 

1 box Pectin

2-1/4 pounds ripe, juicy pears 

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice from about 2 lemons 

1/4 cup almond liqueur, such as amaretto 

1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional) 

5 ounces extra-dark chocolate (at least 70%), chopped 

Combine the sugar and pectin in a medium bowl and whisk to blend. Peel, core, and chop the pears. Transfer them to a food processor and pulse until they are coarsely pureed, about 10 pulses. Combine the pears, lemon juice, amaretto, and almond extract (if using) in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. 

Add the sugar-pectin mixture and return the mixture to a full rolling boil. Boil for one minute. 

Remove the pot from the heat and skim any foam from the surface of the jam. Stir in the chocolate until melted and smooth. 

Ladle the hot jam into hot, clean jars to 1/2 inch headspace, wipe rims, and assemble lids. 

Process in a boiling water bath canner for 10 mins.

1 comment:

  1. I'm definitely trying this!!! My guys love pear butter so I think this would be a little extra treat for them. Sounds yummy!


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