• Pears 1.5 kg
  • Lemon juice
  • Sugar 400 g • 470 kcal
Calories refers to 100 gr of product

Pear jam is a great way to make use of pears. Pears don’t keep as long as apples, so often times (especially if you have a pear tree), you can’t use up the abundance of pears before they go off. Luckily, this recipe will take care of all the excess pears. This recipe is easy, and versatile.

While you can use any ripe pears available for this pear jam recipe, you will get the best results with Bartlett, Bosc, Anjou, and Comice. The texture of the jam is smooth and thick, and it’s rich in pear flavor. Best of all, you don’t need any pectin—only pears, sugar, and water!

What Are The Best Pears For Pear Jam? 

Use Bartlett, Bosc, Anjou, and Comice for best results.

How To Make Pear Jam

This pear jam is super easy to make (no peeling necessary!). Chop the pears into small pieces and add to a large pot with sugar and water. Bring to a boil and continue to cook over low heat until caramelized. Blend with a hand blender and pour into jars. As easy as that!


If you don’t have lemon juice, you can also use lime juice!

Because the recipe relies on the fruit’s natural pectin, the jam is quite thin. If you want it to be thicker, you can add extra pectin.

You can make this pear jam without sugar too! Simply bring the pears to a boil together with ½ cup water, and 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (this will keep the pears from going brown). Cook for 15 minutes and then blend in a food processor until smooth.

Make sure that the pear cubes are completely covered with sugar and lemon juice, this will prevent browning!

Pear Jam Variations

There are so many ways to make this pear jam recipe your own! Here are just a few yummy additions:

Honey and ground cardamon, scrapings from fresh vanilla beans, cranberries, ground ginger, or add fresh apples.

How to serve Pear Jam

Not sure how to enjoy your pear jam? Try any one of these delicious ideas.

Stir a teaspoon of pear jam in a bowl of Greek yogurt. Serve it on a cheese board or with French toast. Use it as a filling for donuts or in a vinaigrette for a sweet salad dressing.

How To Store Pear Jam

Store the Pear Jam in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or the freezer for up to 3 months.

Can You Freeze Pear Jam?

Yes! Store the bottles pear jam in the freezer for up to 3 months!


Cut the pears into small pieces (there is no need to peel them).

Place the pear cubes in a large pot and add the lemon juice, sugar and mix well.

Stir the mixture, making sure that the pear cubes are completely covered with the sugar mixture.

Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and cook over low heat until caramelized.

Use a hand blender to blend the cooked pears until smooth.

Once the mixture is smooth, it can be poured into jars.