Perfect Pear Butter Recipe

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135 mins (prep 15, cooking 120)
7 ingredients
1 quart
It's perfect. It's pear. I can't believe it's not butter. More like a fruit spread - or a glaze for fowl and pork! Simple to make and kid's are insane about it, you can obtain pears easily this time of year, which makes preserving a special Autumn treat because we will have Perfect Pear Butter all year long for toast, muffins, scones, hot cereals, pancakes, pork, chicken, duck, pheasant - and yes, it is versatile - dessert topping! I am posting a small recipe because, although we do grow pears and put up many pints and quarts, most folks won't be canning 10 kilo batches. Don't be afraid. A small amount of effort yields a fabulous result that will bring joy to the hearts and mouths of diners, young and old.

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  • 12 bartlett pears, (firm is fine, a little ripe will yield more pronounced aromatics) peeled, quartered and cored
  • 2 c honey (raw is very good - but you can substitute sugar)
  • 1/4 c fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tsp orange zest, minced
  • 1/4 grated nutmeg
  • water to cover the bottom of the sauce pan to prevent scorching. you will be evaporating the liquid away


Serving Size (15.5 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 0.0 Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0 0.0%
Saturated Fat 0.0 0.0%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0 0.0%
Sodium 0.0 0.0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0 0.0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 0.0%
Sugars 0.0 %
Protein 0.0 0.0%
Vitamin A 0.0% Vitamin C 0.0%
Calcium 0.0% Iron 0.0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
bartlett pears, c honey, fresh squeezed orange juice, orange zest, grated nutmeg, water to cover, sauce