Plum Kissed Pear Jam

I made this last summer.  And with the snow finally starting to melt I am beginning to think about summer again, longingly.

Bob is hilarious at the moment.  He is munching on icicles, slipping on ice, licking the skating rink we now have just outside the house as he skids and slides along.

We also have discovered a new plant.  The icicle bush.  It seems to grow by the house and is twiggy with icicles all over it.  So pretty.

This jam just makes me think of summer, plums and pears.  Last year we bought fruit by the basket from a truck that came to Alberta from BC.  There was such wonderful fruit all picked and sold by the farmer.

And the name… how can you not love something with “kissed” in the name?

I am definitely making this jam again this summer.  And looking forward to getting my pretty little glass bowls and things out of storage!

93 sleeps… not that I am counting!

Plum kissed pear jam with toasted homemade bread

Plum kissed Pear Jam

  •  3 cups chopped or coarsely ground peeled pears
  • 1 cup chopped or coarsely ground peeled plums
  • 1 (1.75 ounce) package powdered fruit pectin
  • 5 1/2 cups sugar

In a kettle, combine pears and plums. Stir in pectin.

Bring to full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly.

Stir in sugar; return to a full rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Remove from the heat; skim off foam.

Pour into jars or freezer containers and cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.

Cover and let stand overnight or until set, but no longer than 24 hours. Refrigerate or freeze.