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Pear Butter

Pear Butter - spiced with vanilla, cinnamon, cardamom and orange zest

Course: Canning and Preserving
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pear butter
Author: Kitchen Nostalgia
  • 4 lbs pears, peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 3-4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  1. In a large pot, combine the pears, water, orange zest and juice. Cook until the pears are completely soft, about 20 minutes.
  2. Puree mixture in the food processor just until a uniform texture is achieved, but do not liquefy.
  3. Measure the resulting purée, and pour into a large pan. For every cup of purée, add 1/2 cup of sugar. Add remaining ingredients. Cook on medium heat, stirring often until the mixture is quite thick and holds it shape to a spoon.
  4. Pour into hot, sterilized jars and seal, leaving 1/4-inch head space. Place jars in canner, bring to a boil and process for 10 minutes.