Basic Pear Butter

Making pear butter is a great way to use up all those pears that are sitting in your kitchen. It’s also a great project for the kids! All you need to do is peel and core the pears, boil them down into a rich, sweet syrup with some spices and then just blend it together with an immersion blender. It takes about 3 hours from start to finish but it’s so worth it! Give this recipe a try this winter when you’re looking for something new and delicious on toast or oatmeal!

prep: 15 mins cook: 35 mins total: 50 mins Servings: 16 Yield: 1 pint

Ingredients:

½ cup white sugar

3 large chopped peeled pears

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions:

Place pears in a food processor or blender; puree until smooth.

Measure 3 cups pureed pears into a saucepan. Add sugar. Cook, stirring occasionally, until bubbling, about 15 minutes. Stir in cinnamon. Cook, stirring frequently, until thick, about 15 minutes more.

Immerse a 1-pint jar in simmering water for 5 minutes. Wash lid and ring in warm soapy water. Fill hot jar with pear mixture. Seal and store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 47 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 12.4g; sodium 0.4mg.

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