Friday, September 20, 2013
Easy Pear Butter Recipe
We had a lot of pears this year and after canning some pear halves and sauce, I decided to try something new, Pear Butter.
I found a VERY easy recipe using a Crock Pot to cook down the sauce.
8 quarts Pear Sauce
1 cup Orange Juice
6 cups Sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons Nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon Allspice
This wouldn't fit into one crock pot. I divided the recipe and placed into two crock pots.
When you place the lid on the crock pot leave a gap to let the steam escape.
Let it cook down. Check after 12 hours, if it hasn't reduced enough continue to cook down.
When it gets to the consistency you like, place in jars and process. (use approved canning method)
Processing time in a water bath is 5 minutes for pints/half pints. (0-1,000 feet altitude)
My first batch was a small one to see if we would like it. That batch went into the freezer.
A side benefit, it made the kitchen smell good while it is was cooking down!
This recipe was adapted from http://www.pickyourown.org/pearbutter.htm