Last year I made apple butter.
And I died a thousand appley deaths.
So naturally this year I had to take it one step further. What does April love more than apples, you ask? Well my good friend the answer would be pears. I love pears. Love them!
We planted 2 pear trees in our yard this spring but it will be some time before we are able to pick beautiful pear goodness from them, and so I splurged on the locally grown pears.
And then made pear butter.
Even the name pear butter makes me drool. Seriously what is better than butter? It conjures up a delicious image just by itself, add in the pear and the fact that this pear butter is spiced and smooth as silk and welp, I’m sold.
Bring it on!
You Will Need
5 pounds of pears
1 teaspoon true cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
pinch of salt
1/4 cup honey
Core the pears. No need to peel them – we ain’t got time for that.
Place them in a slow cooker and add the spices, salt and honey.
Cook on high until the pears are very soft and the juice has been expelled – about 3-4 hours.
Using an immersion blender (carefully) puree the pears until smooth and silky looking.
Cook a bit longer until desired consistency is reached. I cooked mine for another 2 hours on low, then blended it again. Pear buttery perfection!
To store it you can freeze it or can it.
I canned mine in 1/2 pint jars.
Simply fill the jars, wipe the rims, and process in a water bath canner for 10 minutes. Be sure to follow all canning safety protocols.
Bam. Bob’s your Uncle you got yourself pear butter!
Pear butter for toast. Pear butter for yogurt. Pear butter on a spoon. Pear butter for everything!
Feel free to double or triple the recipe. Because holy smokes this stuff is divine.