Pear Lemon Marmalade

Posted: April 5, 2018 in Recipes
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pearjamMarmalade doesn’t need to be made with oranges. This pear and lemon marmalade is delicious on toast, muffins, or even as filling for sandwich cookies.

Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 30 minutes

Total: 1 hour 30 minutes

Serves: 32

Ingredients
2½ lbs. very firm green pears, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
1 large lemon, thinly sliced, seeds removed
2 lbs. sugar

Directions

Step 1

Place the pears and lemon in a large heavy-bottomed sauce pan and add the sugar. Set over medium heat and stir occasionally until the mixture comes to a simmer and the sugar has dissolved, about 20 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to simmer 1 hour until the temperature reaches 225ºF. The pears will be translucent and the syrup a light golden color.

Step 2

Transfer marmalade to sanitized jars, wipe the rims carefully, and seal with canning lids and rims. The marmalade will keep for about a year in a cool dark place. Once open, store in the refrigerator.

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