Spiced Apple Pear Freezer Jam - Freezer Jam Pectin


Spiced Apple Pear Jam

Cooking and sugar are kept to a minimum in this spread that resembles old-fashioned fruit butters with sparkling fresh fruit flavour.

Makes about 5 x 250 ml jars



1 cup (250 ml) granulated sugar or SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener

1 pouch (45 g) BERNARDIN® Freezer Jam Pectin

4 cups (1000 ml) chopped, peeled apples

4 cups (1000 ml) chopped peeled pears

1/4 cup (50 ml) water

1/2 cup (125 ml) lightly packed brown sugar or 1/4 cup (50 ml) SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend

3/4 tsp (4 ml) ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp (1 ml) each: ground cloves, nutmeg & allspice




• Wash and rinse 5 BERNARDIN® Freezer Jars and lids or 250 ml mason jars and closures.


• Combine apples, pears and water in a saucepan; simmer, covered, 5 minutes. Crush fruit; measure 4 cups (1000 ml) cooked fruit.


• In a large mixing bowl, combine Freezer Jam Pectin and sugar or SPLENDA® and spices until well blended. Stir fruit mixture into pectin-sugar mixture; stir 3 minutes.


• Ladle jam into jars, leaving 1/2 inch (1 cm) headspace. Wipe jar rims removing any residue. Apply lids tightly. Let stand until thickened, about 30 minutes. Refrigerate up to 3 weeks, freeze up to 1 year, or serve right away.


Makes about 5 x 250 ml jars.



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