HomeRecipesDessertsPear Butter in My Crockpot Makes Me Happy…

With a whole bag of ripe pears muttering threats at me every time I opened the refrigerator, I had to make a quick decision about what to do with them. Enter Pear Butter and my crockpot. I love them both so it sounded like a marriage made in heaven. A little Pinterest research sealed the deal and I decided  1.I can do this but 2. I needed to make a trial first batch.  Once I had refined the recipe and I could potentially preserve the next. My husband does not like “dark, murky” apple butter so I had to be careful here. 2015-08-28 10.39.06

I peeled and cut up approx. 60 small (verging on tiny) pears and put them in the food processor until they were applesauce consistence. This gave me approx. 5 cups of pear mush. Then into the crockpot with 2 Tbsp. lemon juice and ½ cup sugar, on low heat for 8 hours. At the end I added another ½ cup of sugar and a tablespoon of vanilla.  The hubby nixed any cinnamon, cloves or any other “dark” spices.

The end result you want is something you can put on bread, not something drippy to eat with a spoon. Unfortunately this ran late into the evening so instead of leaving the lid off the crockpot the last hour or so to evaporate off the liquid, I just used a slotted spoon to drain it off.  This worked just fine and I ended up with about 3 cups of pear butter.  We had it on biscuits for breakfast.  And he LOVES it!  Yay!!

Pear Butter in the Crock Pot

Fresh pears – about 5 lbs

1 cup sugar, divided

2 Tbsp lemon juice

1 Tbsp vanilla

Wash, peel and cut up pears. Process in blender or food processor until they are the consistency of apple sauce.

Put a crock pot liner in  your crock pot!!

Place in crock pot with lemon juice & ½ cup sugar, stir well.

Cook on low heat until done, 6-8 hours. Take the lid off the last hour or so.

Add additional sugar (1/2 cup or to taste!) and vanilla.  Stir.  Use slotted spoon to drain off additional water so the consistency of the pear butter is thick.

Refrigerate and enjoy!

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Pear Butter in My Crockpot Makes Me Happy… — 18 Comments

  1. sounds great – I had a bag of pears and ended up chopping them up into small chunks and have been using them in smoothies. If I have a bag of pears next year, I’d love to try this!

  2. Omgosh!! As a pear lover this pretty much sounds like I need to make this asap!! Can’t wait!!

  3. Oh wow — this looks and sounds amazing. I can almost smell it. I’m definitely going to Pin thi to try.

  4. I’ve never heard of pear butter. I’m excited to try this in my crockpot!

  5. Whooaaaaa… I MUST make this! I virtually never use my crockpot– and thank you for calling it that; “slow cooker” just doesn’t sound right to me. :p This recipe looks so, so good. And [in part because] I’m a real brainstormer, I can imagine all kinds of potential uses for this. …Pear butter! Huh. Definitely need to try. Thank you so much for the recipe! <3

  6. Wow…never thought of this. We like apple butter and pumpkin butter so it would be fun to try this. I haven’t done a lot with pears, but I like that it’s a crockpot recipe. Thanks.

  7. I would be very happy to try out the Pear Butter. I hear my crock-pot calling out my name for this one. Thanks for the special recipe share.

  8. Yum! I have never had pear butter before, it sounds delicious! I love apple butter so I’m sure I will love this too, especially homemade! I have definitely never thought to use my crock pot for this, I can’t wait to try it! Thanks!

  9. YUM! I am loving this recipe, I make my apples almost like this but never thought to make pear butter, will have to try this one out.

  10. This sounds yummy! We’ve made apple butter before but I’ve never tried or made pear butter.

  11. This sounds so good. I have never had anything like this before. I will be giving this a try soon

  12. I love pear butter! Not alot make it, mostly they stick to the apple version. I love a fresh ripe pear and have made this before. So good!