Pears are a lovely vehicle for all sorts of flavors. They meld well.
They're good with all sorts of spices. They're good with white sugar and maple syrup and honey and brown sugar. Here's a simple recipe that uses brown sugar and a bit of cardamom.
The cardamom might knock you over when you add it, but don't despair. After a day or so, it falls in line with the other flavors. This was a big hit at our house.
Pear Brown Sugar Cardamom Jam
- 4 cups cooked pears
- 1 cup water
- 4 tablespoons Dutch Jell All Natural Lite pectin
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
Combine the pears, water and pectin in a pot. Stir constantly. Bring to a hard rolling boil that you can't stir down. Boil one minute. Add sugar and cardamom and return to hard rolling boil. Boil one minute. Ladle into jars.