This sweet sauce will definitely improve any dessert you add it to. Keep a few pints on hand to drizzle over ice cream or French toast.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In an 8- to 10-quart heavy pot combine pears and juice. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Coarsely mash pears with a potato masher. Press pears through a food mill or sieve until you have 8 cups pulp; discard skins. Return pulp to pot.

  • Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, over low heat 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until very thick and mixture mounds on a spoon, stirring frequently.

  • Ladle hot pear butter into hot, sterilized half-pint canning jars, leaving a 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe jar rims; adjust lids and screw bands.

  • Process filled jars in a boiling water canner 5 minutes (start timing when water returns to boiling). Remove jars from canner; cool on wire racks.

Simply Serve

This richly flavored pear butter has the perfect consistency to use as a filling for pastries or to serve over ice cream.

Nutrition Facts

59 calories; 0 g total fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 0 g monounsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 3 mg sodium. 55 mg potassium; 15 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 13 g sugar; 0 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 9 IU vitamin a; 2 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 3 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 11 mg calcium; 0 mg iron;