Pear Butter With Cinnamon & Vanilla

Pear Butter

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 this pear butter.

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 applesauce 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.

Pear Butter Cooking

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.

Homemade pear butter

Cinnamon + pears = deliciously fall.

Homemade Pear Butter

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Pear Butter


  • 4 cups of chopped pears (about 4-5 pears)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Add all of your ingredients to a pan and cook over medium heat, stirring often.
  2. Cook until pears are tender and liquid is reduced, about 20-25 minutes.
  3. Let the pears cool for a couple minutes and then transfer to a blender (I highly recommend the Ninja).
  4. Blend until smooth.
  5. Store in the fridge.
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See how easy that was? You could use the same idea for apples as well. I’m keeping mine on hand to top pork and to add to baking.

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Randa Derkson

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.

14 comments on “Pear Butter With Cinnamon & Vanilla”

  1. Thanks! It was great and thus easy to create.

  2. This looks delicious and seems pretty easy to make. I’ll have to try it some day when we have company visiting.

  3. great idea, I never eat pears very much either for some reason but as an “applesauce” I bet I would.

  4. Oh I would love my own pear tree! What a great idea for all those falling pears!

  5. I love pears. Sadly we don’t get them up here too often (mainly just in the summer). I would love to try this! Thank you for the great recipe.

  6. Oh!! Looks delicious, I have a ham in the oven for dinner and now I really want this to accompany it. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. What great photos and what a nice recipe! With pears being in season, my husband and I were recently talking about making a pear salad–and what nuts and dried fruits to put in it!

  8. Yum, delicious on pancakes or waffles or even toast in the morning…no syrup needed!

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  11. I’ve never seen this type of recipe before but it looks delicious and I wouldn’t mind trying it.

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