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Mom and Dad’s Pear Butter

Flavored with orange, this sweet pear butter is an autumn treat.

Pear butter


  • 12 cups pear pulp
  • 6 cups maple sugar, evaporated cane juice, brown, or granulated sugar, depending on your taste
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp. grated orange peel 
  • 1/2p. nutmeg

Cook washed, sliced pears until soft, adding just enough water (if any) to prevent sticking. Press through sieve or food mill.

Measure 12 cups, and mix in sweetener, orange juice, peel and nutmeg.

Pour, hot, into Ball Jars (pints or quarts) and process according to your own canning traditions and instructions.

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Just may have to try this out soon!
Tony, Chicago Ridge, IL
Posted: 6/18/2012 8:38:23 AM
Always good to have more recipes to use up pears when the tree is loaded with them.
Isolde, Cavendish, PE
Posted: 9/14/2011 5:08:10 AM
Sounds a lot better than the pear butter I usualy make. I can't wait to make and eat it.
Dianne, Weiser, ID
Posted: 8/9/2011 12:50:57 PM
kim, Thonotosassa, FL
Posted: 4/9/2011 2:37:02 PM
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