Sunday, December 29, 2013

Pear butter!

     Came across a bargain at the grocery:  a bag of with about a half-dozen bruised pears for $1.66.       Decided to buy them and try my hand at making some pear butter.   

       Wasn't thrilled with the recipes I found, but did run across a nice recipe for pear sauce ... spiced with cinnamon, ginger and vanilla.   And since apple butter is basically cooked-down applesauce ... seemed like pears should be the same.

       Took me a couple of hours at the stove, but I ended up with a lightly spice, very pear-ry  tasting  product.   Tasted pretty good on the pancakes we had for Christmas Eve breakfast!


Jackie said...

Great save on the pears. The pear butter idea is very interesting to me. Might have to give it a try.

You are right about the corking,I think it is something we all did as youngsters. This time I am going to make a rug for our dining room. Wish me luck.

God Bless.

Patty said...

Your pear butter sounds delicious! I love pears in any shape, form, or fashion.

DW said...

Thanks Patty and Jackie. It tastes pretty good on toast, too ;)