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    Spiced Pear Butter

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    30 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

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    • 6 lbs pears, peeled cored and chopped (about 16 large) (ripe)
    • 3 cups apple juice
    • 4 cinnamon sticks, (3-inch) broken into pieces
    • 2 slices fresh gingerroot, 1 oz
    • 12 whole allspice
    • 8 whole cloves
    • 3 cups sugar


    1. 1
      Combine pears and apple juice in a large Dutch oven.
    2. 2
      Tie broken cinnamon spices, gingerroot, allspice and cloves in a piece of cheese cloth; add to pear mixture. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until pears are tender.
    3. 3
      Drain pears, and discard spice bag.
    4. 4
      Mash pears or process in food processor until smooth.
    5. 5
      Return pear puree to Dutch oven, and add sugar.
    6. 6
      Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 30 to 40 minutes or until mixture thickens, stirring frequently.
    7. 7
      Remove from heat, and quickly pour hot pear mixture into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace; wipe jar rims.
    8. 8
      Cover at once with metal lids, and screw on bands.
    9. 9
      Process in boiling water bath for 5 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 14, 2010


      I had never made pear or apple butter before and this saved me when my brother showed up on my doorstep with 40lbs of fresh pears!!! It was delicious! A bit heavy on the sweet so next time I will use maybe 1/2 the sugar or no sugar, as I tend to use over-ripe fruit just for the natural sweet! It helped a ton to have access to a gas burner for this recipe! If your kitchen doesn't have gas think about your gas BBQ, worked wonders for us!! Thanks for posting this!

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    • on September 11, 2010


    • on September 24, 2008

      GREAT recipe. Didn't have quite enough pears so I used 6 apples. Also I added 1/4 tsp of orange peel. I only used 1.5 cups sugar. I coulod have cooked it down a little longer to make it thinner but the flavor is incredible

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    Nutritional Facts for Spiced Pear Butter

    Serving Size: 1 (4074 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 851.6
    Calories from Fat 7
    Total Fat 0.8 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 10.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 221.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 17.0 g
    Sugars 189.6 g
    Protein 2.1 g

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