I received a request on our Facebook page for an Apple Pear jam recipe. I haven't ever attempted jam with our pears before (I would love to hear from anyone who has though!) I did make an Apple Pear butter a few years back, so I am sharing it here. I only made it the one time, and it was used up quickly, so I'm not sure how long it would last if canned properly. Hope you enjoy it!
9-10 Apple Pears; peeled, cored, and diced into 1-inch chunks
½ cup Apple Cider
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Place diced Apple Pears and cider into a non-reactive saucepan, cover, and cook over low heat for 30 minutes or until soft. Drain and cool.
In a food processor or blender, puree the cooked Apple Pears. This may need to be done in a few batches. Pour into a 9x13 baking dish and season with cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir well.
Bake at 300° for 2-3 hours, stirring every 20 minutes until the Apple Pear butter is thick and deep brown in color.