Sean Coate's Note:
Smooth, delicate pear butter is delicious on toast, popovers, biscuits and other light breads. Try it on waffles and pancakes, too.
My Private Note
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- 1Peel, quarter and core the pears; chop in 1/2-inch pieces.
- 2Put all the ingredients in a large heavy pot; bring to a boil.
- 3Reduce the heat and cook, stirring often, for 15 minutes, or until the pears are soft.
- 4Puree the mixture in a food processor or blender.
- 5Return the puree to the pot.
- 6Cook uncovered over very low heat, stirring often, for 1 to 1-1/2 hours, or until the pear butter is very thick.
- 7Be careful not to let it scorch.
- 8Remove from the heat.
- 9Stir the hot pear butter for a minute or two to release more heat.
- 10Spoon into clean hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch of space at the top of each jar.
- 11Wipe the rim of each jar.
- 12Cover and allow to come to room temperature. (You'll notice that the pear butter is a rather gray-green color; this is the correct color.)
- 13Label the jars and refrigerate for up to three weeks.
- 14(Remember: The label should include the name of the recipe and the date by which it should be eaten. Be sure the recipient stores the pear butter in the refrigerator.).
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Nutritional Facts for Winter Pear Butter
Serving Size: 1 (2193 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 2059.6
- Calories from Fat 19
- Total Fat 2.2 g
- Saturated Fat 0.1 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 23.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 484.4 g
- Dietary Fiber 57.0 g
- Sugars 379.9 g
- Protein 6.9 g