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Pear ginger jam in a mason jar with white spoon

Pear Ginger Jam

Ginger Pear Jam is a small batch, old fashioned homemade jam made with no added pectin.  Ginger and pear come together to make a warmly spiced jam. Use this pear jam on toast, with meats, or as a substitute for applesauce.     This post was originally published in November 2012 and was updated in November …

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Spiced pear apple butter in mason jar with twine ribbon

Spiced Apple-Pear Butter

Spiced apple pear butter is a way to capture flavor of seasonal fruits to save for a future date. Preserving allows you to capture a feeling–preserving foods grants you the freedom of taking the memory of picking apples in an orchard and saving that happiness for another day.  If you are lucky enough to live …

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This recipe is loaded with pears, pecans, and raspberries.

Raspberry Pear Pecan Quick Bread

Baking throughout the fall gives us plenty of chances to use seasonal ingredients.  I love mixing fresh pears with other fruits to give a bit of the unexpected. I found this recipe from Driscoll’s for a Raspberry Pear Pecan Quick Bread. It reminds me of this easy recipe for cherry bread. This bread was a breeze …

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