Today I am Re-Posting this Pear, Ginger & Vanilla Bean Jam Recipe for you.
Because it was AHHH-Flippin’-MAZING! We just finished ours up, and I am already pining for more.
While simple to make, it is by far the best tasting jam we’ve ever made. If I paid $10 for a li’l jar at a specialty shoppe, we’d say “Wow! The gourmet quality and exquisite taste was worth it.” BUT… why pay $10? It’s not at all hard, nor messy.
Go get some pears (any kind will work) and ginger, and Make This! I am totally going to again, asap!
Use a pretty jar, make a cute label, tie on a decorative bow, and THIS is would make a fabulous Home Made Christmas Gift Idea for your ‘Foodie Besties’. I bet they will love you for it! ♥
So, without further adieu, An Encore Presentation of our Highly Endorsed and Recommended
Pear, Ginger & Vanilla Jam!
It’s Apple & Pear Season here in Southeast Pennsylvania. Bruce bought some Local Asian Pears at a nearby farm market yesterday, but was not sure what to make with them. I suggested a jam, and he was all in.
I open the fridge to see the AMAZING looking “Hawaiian Ginger” grown by another nearby farm we frequent. It was probably picked just days ago. Asian Pear and Hawaiian Ginger. That sounds good. I went in the pantry to grab the sugar, and remembered I had a few Organic Vanilla Beans left from our trip to Bali. Asian Pear, Hawaiian Ginger and Bali Vanilla? Now, THAT Sounds FANTASTIC! So, Let’s Get Cooking!
Asian Pear, Hawaiian Ginger and Bali Vanilla Jam Recipe
Cook & Prep Time: 45 Minutes * Makes 2 Cups of Jam
2 Cups of Sugar (we use Organic)
1/4 Cup Water
1 Tbsp Grated Fresh Ginger (peeled) + 1 small chunk
1 Real Vanilla Bean, Split (or 2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract)
Clean Jar with Tight Fitting Lid
Place diced pear, sugar and water in saucepot, over medium low heat.
Stir until sugar starts to dissolve. Add the grated ginger to the pot; stir. Toss the small chunk in too. Make sure it is large enough to find later!
Cut vanilla bean in half width-wise. Then, starting one inch from end, cut each half again lengthwise, splitting the bean into a V-shape.
Add the 2 split bean halves to the pot. You will see the tiny black seeds come out. Simmer on a low boil, stirring often. It will begin to smell AMAZING.
Jam will foam up, then begin to reduce.
Simmer for 15 minutes. Remove Vanilla Pod Halves (* see note) and Ginger Chunk.
Continue cooking until the mixture thickens and reduces by about half.
This should take about 15 additional minutes, or 30 minutes total reducing time .
Remove from heat, and set aside for 5 minutes.
That’s It! It’s Done!
Spoon warm Jam into the clean Jar.
Place jar in the fridge, but leave the lid off overnight to avoid condensation.
OOOH, SWEET,GOOEY AND FULL OF VANILLA SEEDS!
Cover tightly with lid the next morning.
Assuming you don’t polish it off in a few days, the Jam should keep in fridge for several weeks.
‘DELICIOUS ASIAN PEAR, GINGER AND VANILLA BEAN JAM’
This Jam is light, delicious and complex. We hope you decide to give it a try.
Cheers, and Happy Eating!
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