My mom’s side of the family has some amazing recipes that have been passed down through the generations and they are some of my favorite things to make. If you haven’t had pear butter before, it tastes like a significantly improved variety of apple butter. This goes together very easily and tastes great on rolls, biscuits and toast.
Thoughts About this Recipe
- You can decide how much sugar to include, I like it on the less-sweet side, but if you prefer sweeter jams then add the full amount of sugar.
- There are two different ways to cook this, it’s lower maintenance if you make it in a crock-pot, but it can also be cooked on the stove
- After you finish the butter, it can be canned or stored in the freezer
- 15 cups pears, washed and sliced (peeling is optional)
- 3-5 cups sugar
- 1 tsp. ground cloves
- 1 tsp. ground ginger
- 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- In small batches, place the fruit in a food processor and reduce to pulp or puree
- If using the stove top method, place the fruit puree in a large pan and add the sugar and spices. Simmer, stirring frequently, until it thickens (1-2 hours)
- If using a crock-pot, pour the fruit puree into the crock-pot and add the sugar and spices. Cover until the mixture begins to simmer, then remove the lid and allow it to cook slowly while thickening using the 4 to 6 hour setting.
- Can be canned using your preferred canning method, or stored in the freezer