In addition to an abundance of pumpkins, we have also found ourselves with a prolific pear harvest this fall.
Our Moonglow pear tree yielded some impressive pears this year.
Aside from snacking on pear slices and pear spice muffins, we found a great way to highlight our homestead pears. Pear butter! We had some family visiting one weekend and made a fresh batch of pear butter with pear spice muffins and pear and walnut pancakes for breakfast. Fall can’t get much better than that!
A perfect blend of warm fall spices and sweet pear to compliment any meal.
Wash, chop, and core the pears. No need to peel them, but you will want to remove the center core. Put the pears in a food processor and puree until smooth.
Once pureed, combine all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan and mix well.
Simmer the pear butter on medium low for about an hour, making sure to stir occasionally to prevent the bottom from burning.
Once the butter has thickened to a speadable consistency and the whole kitchen smells delightful, your pear butter is ready to blend again. We prefer using an immersion blender, but a food processor works well too. Blend until smooth and divvy up into mason jars. The pear butter should keep in the refrigerator for about a month.