When the pears show up in lugs in the grocery store, it signals to me that Autumn is coming near!
Besides eating as many pears as we’re able, I always can fresh pears. We enjoy having them in the winter with comfort food type meals.
After I have canned all the pears I want for the winter, the rest are designated for Pear Butter. I love pear butter and will flatly state that it’s far better than apple butter. Just to prove it, I will share my Pear Butter Recipe!
Pear Butter Recipe
Wash, slice and cut out stem and seeds from the pears.
Put into large pot and cook in a small amount of water. (I use whatever left-over syrup I have from canning the pears)
Cook until mushy and then put through a sieve to get the pulp. Throw the skins into the compost.
To each cup of pulp, but 1/2 cup sugar. Add some cinnamon to taste and some pumpkin pie spice (because…why not?) Cook until thick. Can the butter according to safe guidelines. http://nchfp.uga.edu/publications/publications_usda.html
This recipe is great on toast, waffles, ice cream or straight from the jar!
Hope you enjoy!
- The joy of canning 🙂
- Making a fruit butter without preservatives
- Making enough to have extra for gift giving
- Enjoying the wonderful taste of pear butter in the middle of winter
Most fruit butters are $5.00 per pint. A lug of pear is $10.00, plus about $3.00 for sugar will give you about 14 pints of butter!
MONEY SAVED: $57.00!!!