If the embellishments take over the substance then you end up with something akin to Lady Gaga and though that's entertaining and all, it's not something you want to sit down to the table with.
Substance before embellishment.
And in this jam, the embellishments embellish and the substance shines through.
Jam as a metaphor for life.
Pear Vanilla Nutmeg Jam
- 4 cups cooked pears
- 1 vanilla bean split lengthwise [or 2 tablespoons vanilla extract]
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 4 tablespoons Dutch Jell All Natural Lite pectin
- 2 cups sugar
This jam was a huge hit with with my kid who only eats ''normal' jam, Mom'. She licked the spoon and the spatula and the funnel and the pot. Clean.
Note: Remember, pears in a can are cooked pears. You can use them if you don't have 'fresh' ones. Use unsweetened ones.