A few years ago we had a hands-on jam canning class with Marisa McClellan of Food in Jars. This delightful Pear Vanilla Jam sweetened with honey, was the result of that class. It’s perfect with yogurt, or spread on waffles – even by the spoonful!
If you haven’t swapped out sugar for honey in your jam making before, here are a couple tips to consider:
Read more about honey sweetened preserves here.
This recipe calls for Pomona’s Pectin If you aren’t familiar with Pomona’s Pectin, it is a sugar-free, preservative-free, low-methoxyl citrus pectin that does not require sugar to jell. It enables you to make jams and jellies with little to no sugar, or by using alternative sweeteners such as honey.
You’ll note that this recipe calls for calcium water. Calcium water is a solution you make with water and the monocalcium phosphate powder (food-grade rock mineral source) that comes in its own packet with every purchase of Pomona’s Pectin. The Pomona’s Pectin directions tell you how to make calcium water with the calcium powder. Pomona’s Pectin recipes call for calcium water because the pectin is activated by calcium, not by sugar. For more information about calcium water, please visit the FAQ page of the Pomona’s Pectin website.