I have never been much of a pear eater, but I moved up here to the North Coast of British Columbia and low and behold I have a pear tree in my back yard. The other day I went out and picked most of the tree and that’s when I realized I have no idea what to do with them all. I accidentally came with with this pear butter. I say it was an accident because yesterday I was making pear homemade fruit leather and while I was making it I got fancy with the fruit, added some spices and flavours and cooked it down. After pureeing it I noticed it was similar to apple sauce. I use a lot of apple sauce in the baking I do for my son (I substitute butter and oil with it), but I was out. Then it hit me – I could make Healthy Pear Muffins with chunks of pears and pear sauce. Perfect! So I decided to make a batch of pear sauce (which because I add spices and honey too, I was later told it’s then known as a pear “butter”) to continue with my pear cooking spree.
Now, I have no idea why it’s called a “butter” when there is no butter in it, but I’m just going with the flow. This recipe has no sugar in it since the pears are naturally sweet enough, that being said I did add a little bit of honey. I didn’t actually measure the honey, but from eyeballing it I would figure it was about 1 tbsp.
I believe that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Whether it’s discussing your day, sharing the highlights of your trip, or just having quality time with a loved one; lives are brought together at the kitchen table.