Pear Butter With Cinnamon & Vanilla
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.
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
- 4 cups chopped pears about 4-5 pears
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Add all of your ingredients to a pan and cook over medium heat, stirring often.
- Cook until pears are tender and liquid is reduced, about 20-25 minutes.
- Let the pears cool for a couple minutes and then transfer to a blender (I highly recommend the Ninja).
- Blend until smooth.
- Store in the fridge.
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.