Saturday, September 17, 2016

Slow Cooker Pear Butter Recipe

We have a sweet friend with an orchard who recently brought a huge tote bag filled with ripe pears!  Yummy!  So, what are we to do with that many pears in a short amount of time?! 
Pear Butter, of course! 

We adapted a recipe we have for Apple Butter.  We've had this recipe for quite a while.  I'm not sure where it originated.  It's in a big folder we have for favorite recipes in my Handsome Husband's handwriting.  There are only four ingredients!
Slow Cooker Pear Butter Recipe
12 - 16 Big, Ripe Pears
1 Cup Brown Sugar
2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
Wash, core, and rough chop pears.  There's no need to peel them with this recipe.  Place all ingredients in slow cooker and toss to mix.  Cover and cook on high for 4 - 5 hours stirring occasionally until soft and cooked thru.  Pure' in food processor then place back in slow cooker.  Cook on low until the pear butter is as thick as your family likes.
Pretty simple, huh?  ;-)

If you like the little zinnia bouquet, stay tuned.  I am writing a tutorial for another post!

;-)  -Marci


  1. Thanks for sharing your recipe. It sounds easy and yummy :)

  2. I just bought some pears - I'm definitely going to try this. :)

  3. HI Marci,
    My Mother used to make pear butter when we were kids and we had a couple trees on our farm. We loved it and your recipe brought back so great memories. Sharing!

  4. Man---I just finished freezing all my pears I bought---but I printed this and am going to try it for next year!! What a great idea!

  5. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe, I remember my mom making apple butter all the time. Brings back memories.

  6. This is a first and sounds divine! I'll be looking for pears this week :)

  7. This sounds wonderful. I might even make some this weekend. My family would love it.

  8. Mmm, this sounds delicious and no butter or anything bad for you. I bet it smells so good!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Thoughts of Home. Pinning. :)

  9. I have never tried pear butter but it sounds delicious! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday!

  10. Good Afternoon Marci, I have never heard of pear butter. Can I ask how you eat it, is it spread like butter on toast?
    I have some pears which are almost ready to pick and I know I am going to have a few spare so I would love to try your recipe, once I know how to use it.
    Best Wishes

    1. Hi, Daphne - Thanks for visiting! Pear butter is used like jam or jelly spread on toast or biscuits. -Marci

  11. Yum - if only I had enough pears on my trees this year to make this! #pocolo

  12. It sounds good - unlike Rosie I do have pears but the squirrels are stealing them and leaving them half eaten all over the grass. And those that are left are rock hard! Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo


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