Very sweet pear butter with champagne and spices. Cooked all day in a slow cooker for a really smooth fruit butter. I love pears and champagne as a combination, so brought them together in this recipe.
Place diced pears into slow cooker. In mixing bowl, combine sugar, cornstarch, spices, vanilla, and champagne, stirring to dissolve slightly. Pour mixture over pears, cover, and cook on high 2 hours, stirring occasionally until syrup starts to form. Turn to low setting and cook approximately 6-8 hours.
Ladle into blender in small batches, blending until smooth and pouring out into bowl, repeating until all the pears have been processed and you have bowl full of fruit butter. I then ladle mine into jelly jars and can them using the water bath canning method.