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Apple-Pear Butter

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This fruit butter is not too sweet and is a family favorite. Store in an airtight container or can. This is a great holiday present. I cover the lid with a pretty piece of cloth and add a handmade ornament for the top. Everyone loves this and always asks for more."
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4 h 30 m servings 42
Original recipe yields 24 servings (24 ounces)


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  1. Combine apples, pears, and apple juice in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until apples and pears are soft, about 1 1/2 hours.
  2. Stir in honey, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Cook over low heat for 2 hours more, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat; mash fruit with potato masher. Allow to cool completely, at least 20 minutes. Transfer to a blender and blend until smooth. Return to the saucepan over low heat; cook, uncovered, stirring often, until thickened, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 42 calories; 0.1 11.2 0.2 0 < 1 Full nutrition

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I'm about to make my second batch of this autumn gold. It's worth the time and effort, especially made with local organic apples and pears. I followed the recipe exactly except for a dash of clo...

I made a double recipe, which is not a great idea because it takes longer to reduce the water, but turned out wonderful! I also added 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg and 1/4 cup of brown sugar