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Author Notes: This is a simple and delicious version of spiced pear butter made in a crockpot. It’s delicious on toast, in plain yogurt, and anywhere else you’d use a fruit sauce or butter. —WinnieAb
Makes 1 pint
- 4 pounds pears (I used the bosc variety)
- 1/2 cup crystallized ginger
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 pint size glass "mason" jar with screw top lid
- Place pears, crystallized ginger, and brown sugar in crockpot. Turn heat to high and cook for about 2 hours.
- Reduce heat to low and cook for 8-10 more hours, stirring every now and then. The mixture will thicken as it cooks, and it will keep getting darker the longer you cook it.
- When it has finished cooking, allow to cool completely before passing through a food mill to remove the skins and what remains of the ginger. Pour your pear sauce into a 1 pint glass jar and store in the refrigerator to enjoy over the next few weeks.