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

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

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

JennifersUnique's Review

July 04, 2011
This was amazing and super easy!! I only used half the sugar and it was more than enough. I also used the cardamom and it was awesome. This is a keeper !

lhuang's Review

April 18, 2009
I used only 3/4 cup sugar, b/c 1 cup seemed like too much. What a fantastic flavor! I will definitely make this again, maybe even as gifts to hand out during Christmas.