Pear Butter

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(82)

Pear butter is lightly scented with orange and nutmeg. This is an old recipe from a dear friend. Its taste is so good in toast or even on top of steak or chicken.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 mins
Total Time:
31 mins
Servings:
32
Yield:
2 pints

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds medium pears, quartered and cored

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ cup orange juice

Directions

  1. Place pears into a large pot over medium heat, and add just enough water to cover the bottom of the pot and keep them from sticking, about 1/2 cup. Cook until the pears are soft, about 30 minutes. Press pears through a sieve or food mill, and measure out 2 quarts of the pulp.

  2. Pour the pear pulp and sugar into a large saucepan and stir to dissolve sugar. Stir in the orange zest, nutmeg and orange juice. Cook over medium heat until the mixture is thick enough to mound in a spoon. When the mixture begins to thicken, stir frequently to prevent scorching on the bottom. This will take about 1 hour.

  3. Ladle the pear butter into hot sterile jars, leaving 1/4 inch of headspace. Remove air bubbles by sliding a metal spatula around where the pear butter touches the glass. Wipe jar rims clean, and seal with lids and rings. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath. The water should cover the jars by 1 inch. Check with your local extension for exact processing times for your area.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

82 Calories
0g Fat
22g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 82
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 72mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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