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Pear Butter

Submitted by: suzanne-mcminn on April 5, 2011
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Pear Butter

The aroma of orange and nutmeg and fruit simmering…….. Wow. And the pear butter? Spectacular.

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Difficulty: Easy

Servings: 3-4 pints

Prep Time: 1 hour   Cook Time: 10 minutes plus simmer time for the pears  


6-7 pounds pears
4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/3 cup orange juice


Core, peel, and slice pears. Cook in a large pot with 1/2 cup water until soft. Process in a food mill or food processor (or just mush, which is what I did). Add, sugar, grated orange peel, nutmeg, and orange juice. Simmer slowly until mixture thickens and rounds up on a spoon. Stir frequently. Ladle hot butter into jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Put on lids and bands. BWB 10 minutes.

Categories: Boiling Water Bath, BWB Jams, Jellies, Butters & Preserves, Canning, Preserving

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