One fall we had an over-abundance of fresh pears from not only our own trees, but also the especially prolific trees from one mother-in-law. After just so many loaves of pear breads, you start experimenting…so we threw in a handful of toasted pecans into a pot of simmering fresh pears and made a lovely golden jam. You can never go wrong with this at your breakfast table. Sweet chunks of pears and the “earthy-ness” of fresh toasted pecans will make it a household favorite or thoughtful gift (an excellent pear jam is hard to find!). We LOVE it over ice cream, pancakes and waffles!