Winter Pear Butter

Recipe by Sean Coate
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READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 1
YIELD: 4 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Peel, quarter and core the pears; chop in 1/2-inch pieces.
  • Put all the ingredients in a large heavy pot; bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat and cook, stirring often, for 15 minutes, or until the pears are soft.
  • Puree the mixture in a food processor or blender.
  • Return the puree to the pot.
  • Cook uncovered over very low heat, stirring often, for 1 to 1-1/2 hours, or until the pear butter is very thick.
  • Be careful not to let it scorch.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Stir the hot pear butter for a minute or two to release more heat.
  • Spoon into clean hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch of space at the top of each jar.
  • Wipe the rim of each jar.
  • Cover 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.)
  • Label the jars and refrigerate for up to three weeks.
  • (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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