Saturday, September 6, 2014

Pear Jam / Nashpati Jam

 pear jam/ nashpati jam

This bright green color jam is so attractive and tasty, my hubby says its much tastier than any store-bought jam. No doubt, its healthy, nutritious, made in hygiene of your kitchen and tastes amazing.

This jam was made to get rid of a batch of unripe pears, the fruit-seller decieved me. I wanted to buy fully ripened pears to make fruit-salad but could use them as they were unripe. They were hard, not that sweet and juicy. So, instead of waiting for the pears to get ripe, I decided to make a jam and the outcome was delectable.

My daughter loves the tricolor sandwich I prepare for her using this jam. I also make open green toasts with this jam. Here's the recipe of tricolor sandwich.

This jam has a shelf-life of 3-4 months.


Ingredients :

Grated Pear (washed and peeled) - 2 cups
Sugar - 2 cups
Water - 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Green color - 5-6 drops

Method :

1. Take a non-stick pan and mix everything except the color.
2. Put the pan on medium-high flame till the mixture starts boiling, stir the mixture oftenly to avoid the fruit from sticking at the base of the pan.
3. After a boil, reduce the heat and cook the mixture for 40-45 min, stirring occasionally, so that pears get cooked and become soft. Do not cover the pan.
4. Mix the green color.
5. If u notice alot of water on the sides of the pan, cook the mixture on high flame by making a well in the centre of the pan (this speedens up the procedure of evaporating water thereby minimizing the risk of burning the food at the bottom).
6. Cook till it gets thick and jam-like. Remember, we will keep it in fridge and the mixture will get thicker after cooling down and upon refrigeration.
7. Let it cool at room temprature.
8. Store in sterelized, air-tight glass jar.
9. Refrigerate.

Note : If you want to have a very fine texture of the jam, u can puree the pears.
You can also flavour it with cinnamon, for that, add 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder in step 1.

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