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Spiced Pear Butter















Low Fat, Fat-Free, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Sodium-Free, Low Sodium


4 pounds bartlett pears
unpeeled, cored, cut into 1" chunks
½ cup white wine
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 ½ cups sugar
4 slices oranges
1 x lemon slice
4 x cloves
1 x vanilla bean
split lengthwise
1 x cinnamon sticks
½ teaspoon cardamom seeds
1 x salt


Combine pears, wine and lemon juice in heavy large saucepan.

Cover and simmer until pears are soft, pushing unsubmerged pears into liquid occasionally, about 25 minutes.

Force through food mill or coarse sieve to remove pear peel.

Transfer to processor and puree. Return purée to heavy large saucepan.

Add remaining ingredients. Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves.

Increase heat to medium and boil gently until mixture thickens and mounds slightly in spoon, stirring often, about 50 minutes.

Discard fruit slices, cloves, vanilla, and cinnamon.

Spoon butter into hot canning jar, filling only to ¼ inch from top.

Immediately wipe rim, using towel dipped in hot water.

Place lid on jar and seal tightly. Repeat with remaining jars.

Arrange jars in large pot. Add boiling water to pot so that at least 1 inch of water covers tops of jars. Cover pot and boil rapidly 15 minutes. Remove jars from pot. Cool to room temperature. Press center of each lid. If it stays down, jar is sealed. (If lid pops us, store butter in refrigerator) Store in a cool dry place up to 1 year. Refrigerate after opening.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 83g (2.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 2920% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 25%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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