Tomatillo Habanero Pear Jam

This Caribbean pepper is famous for being the hottest chile pepper in the world. They come in a variety of shapes and colors (yellow, orange, green, red, chocolate). Not only are they extremely hot, but they also have a unique, distinctively fruity flavor. It is the key ingredient in the popular Jamaican Jerk sauce. The habanero is also widely used in many different types of hot sauces. The popularity of this chile pepper continues to grow and is becoming easier to find on the grocery shelf.

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Serves: 1½ – 2 cups

1 lb tomatillos, husks removed and halved
1 lb of pear (about 2 large) roughly chopped
1 habanero, finely minced
1 cup of sugar
1 cup water


Gather tomatillo, pear, and habanero into a medium heavy bottomed sauce pan.
Add sugar and water and stir ingredients to lightly combine.

Heat over medium high, bring to a boil, then lower to a warm simmer for 40 minutes to 1 hour. In this period the fruit should break down and gel. If needed, help fruit mash.

Enjoy with toast, yogurt, ice cream, or any way you can dream.