Of course, this blackberry and pear jam is super yummy in cupcakes, but it’s also amazing in all the other ways that we traditionally use jam:  spread onto toast or in sandwiches may be with a slice of cheese, dolloped into a warm comforting bowl of creamy rice pudding and of course used in other bakes such as jam tarts, swiss rolls or a Victoria Sandwich cake. Seal whilst the jam is still hot. If you’re at all familiar with Only Crumbs Remain, I’m sure you will have noticed that I like nothing more than a spot of baking! Peel and core the pears. You might also like my Necterine Jam and my Easy Black Cherry Jam Recipe, Filed Under: Autumn, Easy Jam, Jelly & Preserve Recipes, Fruit, Recipes, Recipes by Course, Recipes by Holiday & Season, Recipes by Main Ingredient, Vegan Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes Ingredients: Berries, Pear, Your email address will not be published. I love the colour on this though so it could be this month’s challenge. ( Log Out /  Allow it to cool; when you push your finger through, you’ll see it wrinkle up ahead of your finger. I’ve tied it with 25% less sugar in this Blackberry and Pear Jam recipe and have found it to work just as well! Mash with a potato masher to help puree the fruit. I’m a big fan of making your own jam so I cant wait to give this one a go! We like small batch jam making as if it goes wrong it really doesn’t matter at all. Position them on a tray (for ease of moving them) and place in a warm oven set at 140℃ ( 120℃ fan)/275 F? Take a spoonful of jam from the pan and turn it vertically to tip out the jam. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Really accurate electronic jam thermometers are readily available, and not  expensive. This will be used to test the jam has set. When Angela decided to give up blogging to pursue her passion of making ceramics she passed the reins to cookery writer Jacqueline Bellefontaine who continues to expand the blog with recipes born from a love of baking and all things sweet. I never really seem to get it the way I want most times. The list goes on, but of course it makes a great gift too when presented in a nice jar and perhaps finished with a pretty ribbon and tag! If, however a little remains on the spoon in a sort of wide drip that doesn’t fall, then the jam is ready. Pear and blackberry pie is my cure for the winter blues, with its great balance of sweet and sharp flavours in a crunchy pie pastry. Its not quite so critical for jams so I have looked up the equivalent cup measures on line and you will need 4 cups blackberries, 3 cups of sugar and 3 ⅓ cups of water. Add … Cover … I'm Helen, full time freelance food writer, photographer and blogger. (See above for how to test for set). )- but it was lovely for the pics!Thank you for your lovely comments Jenny 🙂Angela x, Simply delicious! I love the pear and blackberry combination and especially that there is no pectin in your recipe – trying soon ! Easy recipes you will make again | Travel | Reviews, Published on October 10, 2017 by Helen 30 Comments Last Updated on February 4, 2020. it is really fun and easy! Sterilize jam jars and lids by placing them in an oven set to 120°C/Gas mark 1. Wednesday morning tea platter offering today – blackberry and pear shortcake. This Blackberry & Pear Jam uses nature’s free bounty to make a tasty preserve for just a few pence. Thanks for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice x, Thankyou Corina, for us it really didn't need the extra sugar – and I'm sure you know how much of a sweet tooth I have 😉Angela x, Home made jams have tons of more flavor than store bought ones… The pictures are beautiful and the Jam recipe sounds lovely! Homemade jam is one of my very favorites–and yours looks amazing! 🙂 x, Aw thankyou Jo 🙂 It's so deliciously fruity, and such a marked difference to shop bought stuff!Angela x, What beautiful pics.Outstandingly so Angela.I have recently been making my own Strawberry Jam.I didn't realise it was so simple.I now have Jam sugar permanently in my cupboard.It makes me feel soooo Delia!This Blackberry and Pear Jam looks delicious and I am completely in love with your Kilner Jars xx, Hahaha, it really is very satisfying making jam isn't it Jenny – very Delia 😉 Those Kilner jars are super cute aren't they though I must admit the one in the pics doesn't hold that much (I think about 125ml!