Pear Butter

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Pear butter is a smooth puree of pears that have been simmered with a touch of citrus and nutmeg to bring out the full flavor of the pear. It’s a perfect topping on
ice cream, slathered on buttered toast or warm biscuits. It’s an excellent accompaniment to any pork dish, particularly grilled pork chops or roast pork tenderloin.

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You’ll Need:
6-7 lbs of pears, cored, peeled and sliced
4 cups sugar
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/3 c. orange juice
1 tsp grated orange peel

Fill a large stockpot with raw peeled, cored and sliced pears, add 1/2 cup of water. Cover and bring to a simmer, cooking over medium heat until pears are soft. The pears will cook down to about half the pot.

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Transfer the cooked pears into a food processor and puree/pulse until smooth, but do not liquify. Puree all the pears and then transfer back to the stockpot over medium heat.

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Add sugar, orange juice, orange peel, and nutmeg. Cook until sugar is fully dissolved and mixture rounds up on spoon easily.

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Ladle the Hot Pear Butter into HOT Prepared jars leaving 1/4″ headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust the 2 piece caps, then process for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath canner.

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If you’re new to canning, here’s a quick rundown on how to can using a water bath canner.

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Melissa Burnell, known to her friends and fans as "Liss," grew up in Southern Maine, now residing in sunny South Carolina. As a busy Wife, Mother of two sons, an avid photographer, and self-employed entrepreneur, Liss understands the value of both time and money.

1 Comment

  1. yum! this sounds wonderful. it’s on my list. i’ve been laying up fruit butters and jams this year.

    tip – if one does a lot of butters and soups that require a food processor invest in an immersion blender. it saves a ton of time and clean up. i clean mine by running it on high in a glass of soapy water.

    *glee*

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