Pear And Ginger Paste
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A recipe to make pear paste to serve on a cheese platter
Recipe type: Preserve
  • 1.3kg of pears
  • 2 large apples
  • 3cm knob of ginger'
  • ½t cinnamon
  • 1T lemon juice
  • 1 packet jam setter
  • 1.2 kg sugar
  1. Peel, core, and slice apple and pears (I used our apple slinky machine).
  2. Place into a large saucepan and heat gently until the apple and pear collapse.
  3. Peel and finely grate the ginger and add to the apple and pear together with the cinnamon and lemon juice.
  4. Add in the sugar and jam setter and stir gently until the mixture simmers and the sugar has dissolved.
  5. Gently boil the mixture, stirring regularly until the mixture resembles runny apple sauce. You can check whether it is ready by dropping a small amount onto a cold plate. It should set firmly.
  6. Pour into a silicone mould, or a tray lined with baking paper and allow to set. This amount will fill a lamington tin. Alternatively you can fill several smaller tins (which is what I did).
  7. Once set, wrap in baking paper and store in an airtight container until it is needed.
  8. Use a hot knife to cut into portions as needed.
Recipe by Country Life Experiment at