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Ginger Pear Butter

November  7, 2009
0 Ratings
  • Makes 1 pint
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

What You'll Need
  • 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
  1. Place pears, crystallized ginger, and brown sugar in crockpot. Turn heat to high and cook for about 2 hours.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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  • AntoniaJames
  • WinnieAb
  • Linda Rosso
    Linda Rosso
I grew up in a restaurant family (my parents owned the now closed Quilted Giraffe in NYC) and I've always loved to cook. My interest in the connection between food and health led me to pursue a graduate degree in naturopathic medicine. I don't practice medicine anymore; I have a blog called Healthy Green Kitchen that I started in May of 2009 and I wrote a book called One Simple Change that will be published in January, 2014. I live in upstate New York with my family and many pets.

3 Reviews

AntoniaJames November 19, 2010
Hi, WinnieAb! Do you cut the pears before putting them in the slow cooker? I'm making this!! (Hope to do so this weekend.) Thank you. ;o)
WinnieAb November 8, 2009
You can definitely can it...I don't typically make huge batches of recipes for canning, but there is no reason why you couldn't make a larger amount and then proceed with generic canning instructions...
Linda R. November 8, 2009
I wish I had seen this a few weeks ago when we had boxes of pears from our trees! There are never enough pear recipes. I wonder if you could "can" this so it would keep outside refrigeration....