This Pear Butter Recipe is great to make when you have an abundance of pears. I also like to make pear sauce, and pear pie! Mm, I might just enjoy pear pie more than apple pie.
The boys devoured an entire jar of Pear Butter. This morning they had it on my homemade butter biscuits for breakfast this morning! Holy Moly! I will definitely need more. They also love to put strawberry jam and beautyberry jelly on their biscuits. There’s nothing like homemade jam!
About The Pear Butter Recipe
The spices in this recipe is what makes it “pear butter”. If you leave those spices out all you’re left with is “pear sauce”. We all love applesauce, but if you haven’t had fresh pear sauce, you should definitely try it! You can use the recipe below to make pear sauce by just leaving out the spices.
The kids loved both the pear butter and the pear sauce, and so did I. We love to eat the pear butter on toast, biscuits, pancakes, and even in our oatmeal!
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Pear Butter Recipe
- 8 lbs. pears
- 1 cup fresh pear juice if you have it or you can do store-bought apple juice or just water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 3 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp allspice
- Peel, core, and remove stems from pears
- Place into a large stockpot, with water/juice, spices, and sugar
- Bring to a boil
- Reduce heat, stir and cook for about 20 minutes or until tender
- Place them into a blender or food processor, and process for about 20 seconds or until there no big chunks left and it is mixed well.
- Place the mixture into a slow cooker for about six hours on the low setting
- Allow to cool for a little while and then add to jars.
To make pear sauce, simply leave out the spices!
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Nutrition InformationYield 20 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 160Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 10mgCarbohydrates 42gFiber 6gSugar 31gProtein 1g
For the most accurate nutritional information, you should calculate the nutritional value of each ingredient yourself. These calculations are provided by a third party and are not expected to be exact. You are solely responsible for ensuring the nutritional information you use is accurate.
If you ever find yourself with a whole bunch of apples you could make apple butter or applesauce. The Fresh Preserving website has an applesauce canning recipe if you want to make it and put some away to enjoy all year long.
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