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The Best Pear Butter Recipe You’ll Ever Make

The best pear butter recipe you’ll ever make?!

I’m standing by that bold statement!

pear butter in glass ball jar

Since, I’ve never made it before, this pear butter recipe is the best I’ve ever made!

I’m gonna bet it will be for you, too.

I’m always on the hunt for delicious and nutritious fun foods (have you tried OMT’s Strawberry Smoothie yet?).

Pear butter, or pear spread recipes, are very similar to apple butter recipes.

Apple Butter is one of Sweet E’s all-time favs.

He eats it with peanut butter in a sandwich, as a dip for pancakes or right off of the spoon as, well, apple saucy buttah!

If you’ve never made it: Go – Make!

PRO TIP: You can freeze apple butter! Pour what you need into a mason jar (< that’s what those jars are for!) and pop into the fridge, then pour the remaining into more mason jars, leaving about an inch from the top for expansion, then freeze for later use!

This year, as the pears came into season, I thought I’d shake things up a bit and attempt to make pear butter.

What makes this pear butter recipe even better is you use a crock pot.

You could definitely use an Instant Pot  too. Either way, this recipe is so stinkin’ easy!

And, um…delicious!

Oh, momma.

It. Is. AH-MAZING.

The Best Pear Butter You'll Ever Make

Look at it!

All yummy and waiting patiently to be spread on thangs or eaten right off the spoon!

So simple to make and soon to be a favorite gift to be given (holidays, birthdays, your-hair-looks-perfect days).

Real Talk: When I was taking these shots and rearranging the jar and spoon, I had to stop several times to grab a new spoon, because each time I rearranged, I ate the contents of said spoon.

Irresistible!

The Best Pear Butter You'll Ever Make

The crock pot pear butter recipe is so incredibly easy, you’ll feel like I’m holding something back.

I assure you, I’m not.

Note: there is a printable version of the recipe at the end of the post.

OMT!’S PEAR BUTTER RECIPE

Ingredients:

10 ripe pears, quartered and cut into large pieces, skin on

1 cup dark brown sugar

2 tsp all spice

1/4 tsp fresh ground nutmeg

1-2 tsp of homemade vanilla (to your liking)

1 tbsp fresh-squeezed lemon juice

Directions:

Place pears, sugar, all spice and nutmeg into slow cooker and mix.

Turn on high and cook for 4 -5 hours, until pear pieces are very soft.

Once cooked, cool enough to mix with immersion blender, or pour into regular blender.

Blend to desired texture.

Add vanilla and lemon juice.

Mix thoroughly.

Pour into jars to store in fridge or freezer.

Notes:

Cool pear butter before adding to glass jars.

Leave expansion room at top of jar when freezing.

Make sure to use glass jars that are intended for canning.

The Best Pear Butter You'll Ever Make

For my vegan friends, this easy pear butter recipe is a delight for you, too!

I’ll be spreading it a’top a circle of brie for the holidays.

I’ll be offering it to Sweet E for his approval.

I’ll continue to eat it right out of the jar and go through as many spoons as necessary to satisfy my pear-loving sweet tooth.

When my FIL ate his gifted pear butter, he called to say it was delicious and then we reminisced about the pear tree that used to grow in our backyard.

He said it tasted like an old fashioned pear butter recipe his mom made.

Best seal of approval, evah!

Yep. The is the best pear butter I’ve ever made!

What will you do with it?

Happy pear buttering, y’all!

pear butter in glass ball jar

Pear Butter Recipe

Yield: 4-6 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes

The best pear butter recipe you'll ever make!

Ingredients

  • 10 ripe pears, quartered and cut into large pieces, skin on
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp all spice
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground nutmeg
  • 1-2 tsp of homemade vanilla (to your liking)
  • 1 tbsp fresh-squeezed lemon juice

Instructions

Place pears, sugar, all spice and nutmeg into slow cooker and mix.

Turn on high and cook for 4 -5 hours, until pear pieces are very soft.

Once cooked, cool enough to mix with immersion blender, or pour into regular blender.

Blend to desired texture.

Add vanilla and lemon juice.

Mix thoroughly.

Pour into jars to store in fridge or freezer.

Notes

Cool pear butter before adding to glass jars.

Leave expansion room at top of jar when freezing.

Make sure to use glass jars that are intended for canning.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 64 Serving Size: 4 tbsp
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 32Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 0g

~Original Post: October 8, 2018 – Updated Post: August 21, 2020~

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YOU CAN DO IT!

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Tanya

Friday 11th of September 2020

Approximately how many pounds do you think 10 pears would be? Or how many cups?

Charlotte Gant

Sunday 23rd of August 2020

Hi there! Can this recipe be canned? Like in a hot water bath to seal? I do not have freezer space.

Thank you.

Patti Tucker

Monday 24th of August 2020

Hi, Charlotte! I have never canned anything, but I don't see why not. I mean, all kinds ofjams and butter are canned - so why not pear butter? Let us know if you do can yours!