Ginger-Pear Butter

"The perfect fall topping for your toast, biscuit, bagel, or English muffin."
photo by dicentra photo by dicentra
photo by dicentra
photo by dicentra photo by dicentra
Ready In:
10hrs 40mins
6 cups




  • Add the first 4 ingredients to the slow cooker; stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours.
  • Remove the lid and stir in the fresh and ground ginger.
  • Increase temperature setting to HIGH; cook, uncovered, 1-2 hours, to thicken and blend, stirring occasionally.
  • Let cool completely, then transfer to glass jars or other containers with tight fitting lids; store in the refrigerator where they will keep for several weeks.

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  1. pedspeech
    Tasted very good, but as other reviewers stated, it was more like a sauce than a butter. I only used about a third of a cup of water but it is still looser than I thought. My yield was about 4 cups (and I probably used a little more than 3 lbs of pears). That being said, it is quite tasty!
  2. CyberWoolf
    I had never made any type of fruit butter before, but they had 2 bags of pears that were reduced at the grocery store. I was looking for recipes and came across this. I am so glad I did!! It was very tasty and made the house smell great!! I wouldn't add the extra water because I had to toss it on the stove for about 20 minutes to reduce it, but other than that it was fantastic! I also didn't get as many servings as the recipe said, but that was ok!<br/><br/>I also put it on pancakes for another first time experience and I will never use maple syrup again!
  3. dicentra
    This is excellent! I had an entire tree's worth of pears to harvest so I was on the hunt for recipes. This is a great one. I doubled the recipe. I think either my pears were too wet or I added too much water b/c the final result was more like a sauce than something spreadable. I also overloaded on the ginger (not really a bad thing). Whoo! That's gingery! But good! Ended up with about 8 cups of butter/sauce. Will freeze some and gift some. Great recipe. Thanks!
  4. buzzonesbirdie
    I have a pear tree in my yard so i am always looking for something new to do with them. Well i am a nurse and i made this recipie a couple times over and everyone that i have given it too just loves it. it was easy and made the whole house smell so good. Even my kids love it my 4 year old who is really picky loves it so much that this morning i found her sitting with the fridge door open and eating the butter out of the jar with nothing but a spoon. if you love pears you must try this.



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