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apple pear jam on wooden board

Apple Pear Jam

  • Prep Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Yield: about 8-9 jars 1x


A sweet delicious homemade jam with notes of cinnamon


  • 1kg (2.2 lbs) chopped apples
  • 1kg (2.2 lbs) chopped pears
  • 700g (1.5 lbs) granulated sugar
  • 2 sachets pectin* 3:1
  • 1 teaspoon citric acid
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • water


  1. Peel and cut the apples and pears into small pieces. After peeling and coring you should have 2kg of fruit.
  2. Add a little bit of water to the bottom of a large pot and add all the ingredients. Cook until the fruit is soft, stirring occasionaly. Once the fruit is soft, purée everything until smooth.
  3. Then bring it to a boil and let it boil for 5 minutes. The mixture should bubble heavily.
  4. Then take a small scoop and put it on a plate. Tilt the plate. If the jam runs down the plate quickly it still needs to cook a bit longer. If it is thick and slides down slowly, it is ready.
  5. Pour boiling water into the prepared glasses and onto the lids to sterilize them. Remove the water and carefully pour the hot jam into the glasses using a funnel and seal tightly. Let them cool completely.


  • *pectin- enough for 2kg fruit (it says on the package how much you need). 3:1 is the ratio for fruit and sugar (3 parts fruit to 1 part sugar)
  • store the jam in a cool and dry place (eg. basement)