Pear Butter

Total Time:
1 hr 57 min
7 min
1 hr 50 min

1 jar

  • 2 cans pear halves, drained
  • 3 tablespoons pear brandy
  • 1/2 (1-pound) box brown sugar
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced

Simmer pear halves and brandy in a saucepan for 20 minutes over medium heat. In a separate saucepan, combine sugar, zest, and orange juice. Set aside. When pears are soft, transfer to a blender and puree*. Add puree to saucepan and simmer for 1 1/2 hours over low heat, stirring occasionally. Pear butter is ready when all the liquid has evaporated and the consistency is very thick. If canning, follow USDA guidelines for canning.

*When blending hot liquids: Remove liquid from the heat and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes. Transfer liquid to a blender or food processor and fill it no more than halfway. If using a blender, release one corner of the lid. This prevents the vacuum effect that creates heat explosions. Place a towel over the top of the machine, pulse a few times then process on high speed until smooth.

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    Love this easy way to have pear butter-so fantastic
    We could not detect any flavor. Too bland.
    Very good on not only corn bread but ice cream as well
    I live in a small town, where I was unable to purchase pear brandy. But they sell peach brandy. Instead of using pears, I used peaches and it came out great. My family loves it too. We spread it on cornbread and toast. Whenever I find pear brany though I will try it with pears.
    The flavor was so-so and the texture was too liquid. Not worth the time and aggravation.
    Canned pears don't taste like much to start out with but after cooking and pureeing, I was left with a substance sort of like applesauce with only a very faint pear taste. I'd be willing to put in all the work to make this recipe but only if it tastes like something.
    I was terribly disappointed.
    Incredible. I will be spreading this on everything I can think of from now on.
    for one lousy jar of pear butter. And I do mean lousy.
    for this pear butter!
    This pear butter goes great on muffins, corn bread, french toast.......the ideas are limitless!
    creamy, fruity and delish!
    This spread was great on cornbread. It will be good on just about anything. Easy to make and then have on hand for nice alternative.
    doesn't come any better than this
    So good, so fresh tasting, and SO easy
    This pear butter is amazing. The recipe takes some time, but it's super easy to do. It's worth it!! I am probably going to make this as gifts when the holidays come around again.
    This is SO easy, and it's great on scones.
    This was so delish. It's good spread on taosted raisin bread!
    I tried this recipe and it is horrible. My children wouldn't eat it, and my husband didn't like it either! And the truth of it is.. I hated it to!! It was a waste of my money and time. My advise, don't even bother with this recipe, you put in the effort, and it doesn't give anything back.
    Forget it. One jar of pear butter should not be that big a deal.
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