Spiced Pear Butter

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

This recipe goes with Moroccan-Spiced Leg of Lamb, Autumn Ragout with Roasted Vegetables, Swiss Scalloped Potatoes

Yield: 1 3/4 cups (serving size: 1 tablespoon)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 42
  • Calories from fat: 2%
  • Fat: 0.1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Protein: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 10.7g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.1mg
  • Sodium: 0.0mg
  • Calcium: 4mg

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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