Pear Butter

Pear Butter

If you need to you can peel, seed and cook to soften the pears then puree in food processor. This can be used on bread, waffles, pour it on
a layer of cream cheese for a cracker spread, serve with a pork roast
or turkey. Try it straight out of the jar.


10 lbs pears, processed to a puree (I did in a vita mix)
1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
2 teaspoons orange zest
4 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 vanilla bean, seeds of

  1. Wash 8-10 pint jars in hot soapy water or in dish washer. Keep hot
    until needed. Prepare lids as manufacturer directs. Place in a 6-
    quart pot.

  2. Pour orange juice over fruit. Stir in orange peel, sugar, spices
    and seed of vanilla bean.

  3. Use a hand blender if need be to get a nice smooth puree. Stirring
    constantly over medium heat, bring to a boil.

  4. Ladle into hot jars 1 at a time, leaving 1/4 inch headspace.
    Release trapped air. Wipe rim of jars with a clean damp cloth. Attach

  5. Place in canner. Process in a boiling-water bath. For 15 minutes.

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