Monday, August 12, 2013

Simply Pear Butter

Some recipes for fruit butters are so heavily laden with spices that the flavor of the fruit is lost.  This is especially true with a delicate flavor like pear.  We wanted a concentrated flavor of the pear, not of spices.  This pear butter recipe is simple and plain with minimal spice.
Pear Butter Ingredients
Three simple ingredients: Pear, sugar, and cinnamon.
About 10 pounds pears, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.  Wash, quarter, core, peel, and puree the pears.  

I Love My Slow Cooker
Combine pear puree, sugar, and cinnamon and cover and cook on low in slow cooker.
And Cook... After About 2 Hours
 Off set lid and continue to cook on low.
And Cook... After About 12 Hours
And Cook... After About 15 Hours, Stirred
And Cook... After About 18 Hours
As you can see, the sauce has cooked down to about 1/4 to 1/3 its original volume.
Fill prepared jars and process in water bath 10 minutes, following basic water bath procedures.
Makes about 8 half-pints.

Pretty As Can Be


  1. Oh yum. It looks so easy. I've never thought of doing pear or apple butter in the crock pot. Thanks for sharing!

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