Pear Butter
Presevered Food and Condiments

Pear Butter

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!

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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.

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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!

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Pear Butter

You Will Need

5 pounds of pears

1 teaspoon true cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

pinch of salt

1/4 cup honey

Directions

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!

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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.

And amen.

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Pear Butter

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds of pears
  • 1 teaspoon true cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup honey

Instructions

  1. Core the pears. No need to peel them - we ain't got time for that.
  2. Place them in a slow cooker and add the spices, salt and honey.
  3. Cook on high until the pears are very soft and the juice has been expelled - about 3-4 hours.
  4. Using an immersion blender (carefully) puree the pears until smooth and silky looking.
  5. Cook a bit longer until desired consistency is reached. I cooked mine for another 2 hours on low, then blended it again.
  6. To store it you can freeze it or can it.
  7. I canned mine in 1/2 pint jars.
  8. 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.
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