Autumn Fruit Jam

It is a very simple recipe and will be one of the recipes to give as a holiday jar.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 40


  • 2 pc. medium pears, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 2 pc. medium apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 t. grated lemon rind
  • 2 T. bottled lemon juice
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 t. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 t. ground ginger
  • 5 plums sliced (not necessary to peel)


  • Combine plums, apples, pears, water, lemon ring, and lemon juice in a large stainless steel or enamel saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat, cover, reduce heat and cover for 10 minutes or until fruit is softened.
  • Add sugar to fruit and return to a boil, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved. Boil rapidly, uncovered until mixture will form a gel, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in cinnamon and ginger.
  • Ladle into hot jars, remove air, add to come to 1/4" headspace, wipe rims, add hot lids and rings. Process for 10 minutes in a water bath at a full boil.
  • Makes 4 cups
Keyword Autumn Fruit Jam