11/4/14

make // pear butter

being a mother who has always pureed fruit and vegetables to make baby food, i figured making pear butter could not be too difficult ... really all ya need to do is add some sugar and spice to regular ole pureed pears. i was right! i started small since i have never made it before and didn't want to risk throwing away pears. i would have made homemade biscuits to go along with it, but i had to get my girl to ballet and did not have time! but you better believe i will soon ... pair it with a hot tea or coffee and it will make a wonderful breakfast. i suggest making this butter while the babies are sleeping or occupied. turn on your favorite tunes and get to it!






you will need:

about twelve small pears or about eight large pears.

1 tsp cinnamon and a little extra set aside for sprinkling

 1/2 tsp ground ginger

2 pinches of nutmeg

1 pinch of ground cloves

1/4 tsp salt (i used 2 grinds of sea salt)

1/4 tsp pumpkin spice

3 tablespoons of your favorite honey (i used orange blossom)

juice from half of a lemon


step one: gather some pears from a pear tree (mine are from my father's tree) if you do not have access to a tree, get some from the grocery store. i used twelve pears. if you are using store bought, you may not need as many for they are much larger.

step two: peel and core your pears and cut them into small cubes.

step three: steam pears until soft. about fifteen minutes. stir on occasion. while pears are steaming, cut a lemon in half and give it a good squeeze over the pears. if you do not have a steaming basket, boiling the pears will also work. if this is the case, squeeze lemon juice on pears after done cooking and water is drained.

step three: throw the pears in the food processor. add spices and honey. puree until it reaches your desired consistency. i prefer my butter smooth, while others prefer chunky.

step four: pour your butter into two small ball jars. sprinkle cinnamon on top and give it a gentle stir. since i only made enough for two small jars, i did not seal the lids. if you wish to double or triple this recipe and want to store the pear butter in the cupboard for a long period of time, you will need to seal the lids.

i hope you enjoy this recipe! i will definitely be making more for it makes the sweetest homemade gift and the holiday season is right around the corner! xo

2 comments:

  1. I love pear butter! We have three big pear trees on our farm and I find myself making lots of this every late summer. Your recipe is a bit different than mine, will have to check it out! Also, so glad I found your blog today, what a treat!

    www.hollandsreverie.blogspot.com

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  2. Hey, mama! I'm trying to get all my IG ladies and their blogs together in one place! Happy to have found you have one.
    -Amanda Kenney

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