Last summer a client gave hubbie a bag of pears, which we don't eat as fruit, so I went hunting for a recipe to use them in. This one did the trick - I left out the stem ginger as I don't care for it - but the resulting jam was delicious! The apples I used were windfalls from our own trees. I made a second batch using pears from the reduced rack in the supermarket, and that jar disappeared as fast as the first one. Perhaps we need to add a small pear tree to the garden!