Spiced pear butter is easy, grown up in taste, and flavored with maple syrup, whiskey if you please, and spices. It’s delicious in your lunch box, in between the layers of a cake (instead of frosting!), and more. Read on for this simple spiced pear butter recipe!
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Second, you are going to want to eat this the same way you eat applesauce, except is is more grown-up tasting, and you’ll be getting a serving of fruit in these little shelf-stable jars. It’s fantastic.
How to Make Spiced Pear Butter: Canning Recipe
You Will Need:
6 cups pear juice/pulp which comes from 10 cups chopped ripe pears + 10 cups water simmered together until soft and then pureed together using a food mill (read this post to learn more about these kitchen work horses!)
Return puree to the preserving pan and
add 1 cup sugar
1 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup whiskey (optional)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Simmer together on medium high heat, stirring often for 10-20 minutes depending on the desired consistency.
Ladle carefully into hot half pint jars, maintaining 1/2 inch head space. Add lids and rings and return to water bath or steam canner (What’s a steam canner you ask? Only the fastest way to can. Read more here).
Process 20 minutes in half pint jars at sea level, remembering to at 5 minutes for every 1000 feet you live above sea level (more about that important step here). Yields about 8 cups spiced pear sauce.
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