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Grandma's Vanilla Pear Jelly

Difficulty Level: 3

Recipe Source: Grandma Dee


  • 10 large, ripe Kalle or D'Anjou pears
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • sugar
  • pectin powder

Wash, stem, remove blossom ends, and slice pears. 

Put pears in a large saucepan; add enough water to just cover pears. Boil uncovered for 40 minutes, or until fruit is translucent. 

Strain juice through a double layer of cheesecloth or a jelly bag. Let drip slowly, do not squeeze bag. OR use a Steamer Juicer to extract juice.

Measure juice. For every cup of juice add 3/4 cup sugar. For every 3 cups juice add 1 box pectin powder. 

Add vanilla and bring to a boil stirring often. Boil until juice cannot be stirred down. 

Pour into hot sterile half-pint jars, wipe rim, seal with hot sterile lids and rings. Process in full boil water bath 10 minutes.

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A Family Favorite!
A Family Favorite!