The Best Pear Butter You’ll Ever Make

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The best pear butter you’ll ever make?!

Since, I’ve never made it before, this 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 for Sweet E.

Apple Butter is one of his 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.

Oh, momma.


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.


The Best Pear Butter You'll Ever Make

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

I assure you, I’m not.



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


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.

The Best Pear Butter You'll Ever Make

I’ll be spreading it atop 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.

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

What will you do with it?

Happy pear buttering, y’all!

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  1. Found you on grandmas brief link party. Can’t wait to make this

  2. sounds wonderful–and my local farm markets are bursting with pears. But I don’t have a slow cooker. Any other way to tame those pears into a butter?

    • You could Instapot them – or – the old fashioned way: on top of stove. You’d have to add a bit of water and chop the pears into smaller pieces, but I think they could be done in a big pot.

      You’d have to keep a closer eye on the process though.

      Ask a neighbor/friend to borrow their slow cooker and then share a jar!

  3. Ok, I am drooling now! This looks amazing, I have to try it soon. I am wondering if this can be used as a filling for a pie? Either way, I am definitely going to make it! Thank you 🙂

  4. I did not know that I could freeze pear butter or apple butter in a mason jar I have never learned how to can things and would much prefer to freeze things.

  5. Yum! I have made apple butter before, but had never even heard of pear butter. I definitely have to try this out in the future!

  6. This sounds so yummy! My hubby loves apple butter and I bet he would love this too! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!

  7. Oh my, this sounds wonderful. I can’t wait to try it. Thank you for sharing at Foodie Friday.

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  9. While I have never tasted Pear Butter, I grew up eating Pear Preserves. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday. See ya next week.

  10. I love pears and I even have my own tree but it hasn’t produced fruit yet as it is still pretty young. Can’t wait to try this out. Thank you for linking up with us at #OMHGWW and hope to see next week!

  11. Hi, this is Kristina from The Handmade Hangout. This looks so good, I would like to try it! I’ve made apple butter but never used pears before. What a great idea. Yesterday I made pear sauce by cooking the pears in simmering water for about 1/3 hour with some cinnamon, then I added a couple heaping TBSPs of ghee. It was great, but I think I would like to try to make pear butter next time. Thanks for giving me the idea!


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