9/24/10

Pear Butter

















































Pear Butter:
5 or 6 pounds of small to medium sized pears
3 cups of sugar
3 tablespoons of cinnamon
3 teaspoons of lemon juice


Core, peel, and slice pears; place in a large stockpot and add 1 cup of water. Cook over medium heat until soft. Drain off water and purée pear slices in a food processor. Combine pear purée, sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice together in large pot and cook over medium to high heat until thickened, stirring continuously. Using normal canning preparations, (wash jars and lids, keep them in hot water until ready to fill) ladle mixture into jars, then process in a hot water bath canner for 10 minutes.
Makes approximately 4 pints, depending on the size of the pears.

Happy weekend, everybody!

24 comments:

  1. YUMMMMMMMMMMM!!!! My mom used to make pear jam all the time and it was BY FAR my favourite of all her jams, jellies, juices, and other preserves. Man, I miss pear jam....

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  2. That looks really good! I've been looking for some pears myself. I've got a recipe for pineapple-pear butter (never tried it, but it sounds good!) So, if I get some and it works out, I'll post the recipe.

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  3. That looks DEEE-licious Paula!!!! I'm *almost* half tempted to try it, but I still have nightmares about a certain peach butter mess in my kitchen 2 years ago, LOL!!!!!

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  4. Thanks for sharing this recipe!! I am on a canning break (gasp) right now, because we are in the process of moving. However, I am putting this one in my recipe book and I'm going to make it one of these days!! Pears are my most favorite fruit......yummy :)
    Have a wonderful weekend !

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  5. Hey Paula,
    I need that peeling machine! My fingers are worn out from peeling pears.
    I still have some pears on the trees(Betsy and Jack keep eyeballing them from the barnyard).
    I am going to try your Pear Butter recipe this weekend. Maybe the cool air will get here soon. It makes picking pears nicer.
    97 degrees again today!

    Have a great weekend.
    Pam

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  6. By Golly! Wish I had read that when I was putting away all those pears for cobblers and some drying. Is it too late to take some out of the packed freezer and try that recipe? Ginny

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  7. Never had pear butter but there is a tree over at the playground. I may just try your recipe. I made juice a couple years ago. I'm excited about this. Thanks!
    ★Linda★

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  8. My Oh My!!! That looks so delicious. I've never heard of pear butter until today!

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  9. Makes me wish I had my own pear tree. It looks sooo yummy!

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  10. Dang! I wish I was YOUR neighbor! :D That looks yummy! :D
    (((Hugs)))
    ~TattingChic ♥

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  11. I have never heard or tasted Pear butter before!

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  12. I found your Blog to be interesting and encouraging, so I added to my section of "Blogs to Visit" , hope that's okay..Ginny

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  13. Yum~I love pear butter...and apple butter and pumkin butter, too! I used to make this very similar to yours, but haven't had any pears for a few years:(

    I love your peeler!

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  14. Paula, I am having a giveaway and would love for you to enter.....
    ★Linda★

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  15. I love seeing how things are made. I have always shyed away from pears (peaches, too) as I envision juice dripping down my arms! But that does look good, and your contraption to pare the pears looks like it solves the messy problem! Like your new, fall background, too!

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  16. I was just Face Booking a friend about going to pick apples this week. Great minds think alike! I have never had pear butter. It looks and sounds really good. I am hoping to get out and pick apples here shortly so we can have some apple bread and apple pies. Do you ship??? lol!

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  17. Paula-
    You read my mine. We are going to make pear butter this weekend. I sure do enjoy making jam, jelly, and butters. they just don't last long enough, no matter how much I make! Hope you all are doing well!

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  18. Paula that sounds fantastic! I love apple butter and bet I would love the pear butter too, YUMMY. Thank you for the recipe!

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  19. Oh Paula! How wonderful! I Finally got a canner a few weeks ago...Now, WHAT to can???Hahaaa
    hughugs

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  20. YUMMY...this sounds and looks so so good! I would put it on top of peanut butter and bread or toast! ;D

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  21. Dear, Sweet Paula, Thank you so much for your comforting word, your tears and your prayers for me concerning my Mom. No, we don't cry for them, they is are a Much better place, but the hole that is left in our lives and hearts is Big! I am sorry about your Mom too. We will all be together someday! What joy and what amazing hope.
    Love, Joyce

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  22. Hi Paula, How pretty and festive your Autumn blog background is. My brother and I love pear butter. I can remember my aunt making it. Wishing you two a wonderful weekend. We appreciate your prayers so very much.

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  23. I made peach butter about the same way. Slow cooker worked well to get the correct consistency. I'll give pears a try. Any thoughts on green tomatoes

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  24. Found you through Life on a Southern Farm! I made pear honey and posted it on my blog last night. I'm picking more pears today and pear butter is next on my list now! Thank you for the recipe.

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