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Caramel Spice Pear Butter

Caramel Spice Pear Butter created by PaulaG

If you like making home-made preserves, then this easy to prepare Pear Butter is just for you. I found this recipe in an old Home Canning book many years ago and have been making batches every year. There's extra flavor richness in this pear butter that is contributed by the spices and some caramelized sugar. Enjoy!

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1hr 50mins
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directions

  • Wash the pears but do not peel or core them; slice pears into a heavy saucepan (at least 5-quart size).
  • Add water, cover, and cook until tender (about 30 minutes).
  • Remove from heat and press the pears through a colander or a food mill.
  • Measure the pear pulp (you should have about 8 cups) and return to the pan.
  • Using a frying pan, heat 1 1/2 cups of the sugar, stirring until it melts and caramelizes to a medium brown color.
  • Pour immediately into the pear pulp (the syrup will sizzle and harden, but dissolve again as the preserves cook).
  • Add the remaining sugar, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger.
  • Cook uncovered, until thick (about 45 minutes).
  • Stir frequently as it begins to thicken to prevent it from sticking.
  • Stir in lemon juice just before removing it from heat.
  • Pour hot mixture into steralized 1/2 pint jars, put on lid, and crew band tightly.
  • Process in boiling water bath for 15 minutes.
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"If you like making home-made preserves, then this easy to prepare Pear Butter is just for you. I found this recipe in an old Home Canning book many years ago and have been making batches every year. There's extra flavor richness in this pear butter that is contributed by the spices and some caramelized sugar. Enjoy!"
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  1. 957116
    What is time conversion for pears in instant pot?
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  2. hjhilt57
    Did not like this at all. MUCH too sweet and not thick enough. Should have half that much sugar or less.
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  3. Victoria Judy- B.
    How long do I process the jars for if I can the pear butter in pints?
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  4. mpoelker
    Can this be made in a crockpot?
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  5. Highmtn52
    This recipe has an "old soul" flavor from days gone by. I'm not a real clove fancier, but it was yummy in this recipe. My husband is an old farm boy and even when the "butter" was simmering he said the kitchen smelled like his mom's house. Does the compliment get any better than that? ? BUT BUT.. I do have a question please? I messed up and missed putting the lemon juice in prior to processing on the first batch. Other than changing the flavor a tiny bit.. that won't effect the canning of the butter......... will it? Thanks in advance.
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