15 October 2013

Tasty Tuesdays {pear butter}

It's Tasty Tuesdays again!  Welcome!

This past weekend a friend generously shared a bag of pears with me.  I knew that I needed to do something creative with them because there would not be time to simply eat them one at a time without them ruining.  And that would be a shame.

Then I thought of pear butter.

I'm definitely not an experienced canner, only having done it very few times and certainly never with pears.  But I thought I would give it a try, especially after finding a very simple looking crock pot recipe.  

And here are the yummy results:

Pear Butter
Enough pears to yield 8 cups, peeled and cored
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
After peeling, coring, and chopping your pears, place them all in a
crock pot.  Add the lemon juice, granulated sugar, brown sugar, 
cinnamon, and nutmeg; stir mixture well.

Cook on High for 1 hour, then turn to Low for 10-12 hours.  
If you chopped your pears very small and you prefer a chunky texture,
then you may want to stop here.  I like a smooth texture though and 
used my hand-held blender to create a deliciously smooth texture.

Using jars and canning lids that have been boiled, fill them with the 
pear butter mixture.  Screw lids on very tightly in order to ensure
a good seal.  If you prefer not to can it in jars, you may simply
transfer the mixture directly to the refrigerator.
Makes six 1/2 pint jars.

P.S. Here's the link to these adorable canning jar labels.

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Monica Pruett said...

Looks ahhhhhmazing. Pinned!

Mary Clewley said...

This looks so good. I am going to try making it this weekend.
Thank you for posting!