Pear Jam with Honey
1/2 C. water
1/2 tsp. calcium powder
4 C. pears, peeled, cored and mashed
3/4 C. honey
1/4 C. lemon or lime juice
3 tsp. pectin powder
4 tsp. calcium water
Mix water and calcium powder together. Store in a sealed jar in the refrigerator and shake before each use. Will keep for a few months sealed tightly.
Peel and core pears. Mash using a potato masher or large fork. Stir mashed fruit, lemon or lime juice and calcium water into a medium sized pot. In a separate bowl, mix together the pectin powder and honey. Bring fruit mixture to a boil and add the honey-pectin mixture. Stir for 1-2 minutes and then return to a boil. Once boiling, remove from heat Sanitize jars, lids and rings. Fill jars to 1/4″ of top, clean rims and carefully attach lid and twist rings on. Put filled jars into a boiling pot of water and process for 10 minutes.
Add an extra minute for every 1000 ft above sea level. Remove from water and let cool. Lids should be “sucked” down.