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Tutti-Frutti Jam Recipe

      3 cups chopped pears (about 2 lbs)
      1 large orange
      3/4 cup drained crushed pineapple
      1/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries (3 oz bottle)
      1/4 cup lemon juice
      1 pkg low sugar jam
      3 and 1/4 cups sugar, divided
      Peel, core and chop pears. Peel orange, remove seeds and chop. Combine all fruits and lemon juice in kettle. Stir in pectin with 1/4 cup sugar. Place on high heat and stirring constantly bring to full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down.
      Add sugar, continue stirring, and heat again to full boil. Boil hard for exactly 1 minute. Remove from heat; skim. Fill and seal containers. Process 10 minutes in BWB. Makes 6 or 7 half pints.

      Cathy Plumb