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Pear Butter

By January 1, 2024No Comments
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Prep Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 2 half-pint jars


  • 2 lb ripe pears, peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1⁄4 cup maple syrup
  • Juice and grated zest of 1 organic lemon
  • 2 cinnamon sticks


  • Slow cooker
  • 2 half-pint canning jars


  1. Place pears, maple syrup, lemon juice and zest, cinnamon sticks, and 1⁄3 cup of water into a slow cooker. Cover and cook on High for 4 hours, or until pears are very soft.
  2. Remove cinnamon sticks from slow cooker and discard. Using a slotted spoon, remove pears from slow cooker. Reserve cooking liquid.
  3. Purée pears in a food processor. Add cooking liquid as needed to create a thick and spreadable texture.
  4. Transfer pear butter into clean half-pint glass canning jars. Leave 1⁄2-inch of headspace. With a clean towel, wipe jar rims and screw on canning lids.
  5. Process for 20 minutes in a boiling water bath.

Nutrition Info

93 Calories, 0 g Protein, 25 g Carbohydrates, 17 g Total sugars (6 g Added sugars), 4 g Fiber, 0 g Total fat (0 g sat), 2 mg Sodium,  Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin C

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