PHOTO: Tracy Benjamin
Heidi Strawn
February 18, 2009

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.

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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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