Crock Pot Pear Butter Recipe

This recipe for crock pot pear butter was one I was dying to try my hand at. I have seen apple butter done in the crock pot, so I thought why not try pear butter? I had a whole bunch of pears just sitting around getting ripe and thought, what an easy way to use these up. Apple butter didn’t seem too hard to make, so I just went with it.

I wanted to keep the flavour of the pears without masking them with cinnamon and what not, so I decided to pair (ha!) the pears with some vanilla extract and orange peel. I tested it with lemon and it was just a little too tart for my liking. I used mandarin oranges (because that’s all I had) and I loved the way the pear and orange flavors mingled together.

Getting the right consistency was the trick, but by adding small amounts of the cooking liquid back whilst blending, you can create a perfect, creamy and smooth pear butter.

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What you will need:

  • 3 pounds of ripe pears, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 strips of orange peel
  • pinch of salt

Toss everything into a crock pot and turn on high. Stir to combine

Cook for 3-4 hours on high stirring occasionally.

Once the pears are soft, remove pears into a bowl leaving the liquid behind.

Using an immersion blender, blend the pears adding a tablespoon of the cooking liquid as needed until the mixture is creamy and smooth.

Allow to cool and then spoon into a glass jar and store in the fridge for up to a month.

Crock Pot Pear Butter

Yields approx. 2 cups

Crock Pot Pear Butter

15 minPrep Time

4 hrCook Time

4 hr, 15 Total Time

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Ingredients

3 pounds of ripe pears, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
½ cup water
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoons brown sugar
1 Tbsp. honey
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
2 strips of orange peel
pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Toss everything into a crock pot and turn on high. Stir to combine
  2. Cook for 3-4 hours on high stirring occasionally.
  3. Once the pears are soft, remove pears into a bowl leaving the liquid behind.
  4. Using an immersion blender, blend the pears adding a tablespoon of the cooking liquid as needed until the mixture is creamy and smooth.
  5. Allow to cool and then spoon into a glass jar and store in the fridge for up to a month.
Recipe Type: spread

Notes

Serve on toast, or on a bagel with cream cheese. Goes great with oatmeal too!

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Pear butter was a big hit in our house! We have been eating it with cream cheese on a bagel, mixing it in our oatmeal and late at night when the kiddies are asleep, I warm some up to top my ice cream. Its a great alternative to jams and jelly’s, and you know exactly what went into it.

If you have some fall pears just sitting around, this is a great way to use them up. A simple crock pot pear butter. Give it a try!

Be sure to check out some of my other awesome recipes over in the recipe index. 

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