Spiced Pear Butter

recipe

Any type of pear will work in this recipe, but Bartletts are the best choice.

Yield:

1 3/4 cups (serving size: 1 tablespoon)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 42
Caloriesfromfat 2 %
Fat 0.1 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 0.1 g
Carbohydrate 10.7 g
Fiber 0.7 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.1 mg
Sodium 0.0 mg
Calcium 4 mg

Ingredients

6 cups chopped peeled ripe pears (2 pounds)
1/2 cup apple juice
1 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

Combine pears and juice in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes or until tender. Place pear mixture in a blender or food processor, and process until smooth.

Combine puréed pear mixture, sugar, cinnamon, and cardamom (if desired) in pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 55 minutes or until mixture is thick, stirring frequently. Stir in vanilla. Cool. Store butter in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 months.

October 1997
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