Easy One-Hour Pear Butter Is A Great Apple Alternative

There’s an apple shortage!  Pay it no mind with this one-hour Pear Butter recipe that is a perfect spread for the season.

Have you noticed that apples have been hard to come by recently?  My son probably eats 3 Granny Smiths a day and I have teased him that the has single handedly created an apple crisis.  But seriously, demand is high and supply is down and, if you can find these forbidden fruits, prices are high.  We plan to go “orcharding” soon and hope to re-stock.  But this is bad timing, right?



No fear.  Pears to the rescue.  The Cookie Rookie is sharing the most scrumptious “butter” spread recipe that is made out of pears, not apples.  And canned pears, at that!  Imagine the money that you will save making this easy recipe that takes a fraction of the time of traditional fruit butters.  It’s always good to have options and this one may become a regular visitor on our Fall table!



One-hour Pear Butter might be your go-to spread this Fall.

  • (3) 15 ounce cans chopped pears, drained (or about 6 pears, cored and chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons agave nectar (or honey)
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (optional)
  • 1 star anise (totally optional)

Visit The Cookie Rookie for her simple recipe.


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