Homemade Spiced Pear Butter Recipe

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Homemade Spiced Pear Butter Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 30, 2023

Indulge in the luscious flavors and enticing aroma of homemade spiced pear butter. With just a few ingredients and minimal effort, you can create a velvety smooth spread that will elevate your breakfast or snack time to another level. This recipe combines ripe pears with warm spices, simmered to perfection for a delightful and comforting treat. Spread it on toast, pancakes, or enjoy it straight from the spoon for a heavenly experience. Capture the essence of fall with this easy and satisfying spiced pear butter recipe.


  • 8 ripe pears, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the diced pears, brown sugar, granulated sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture comes to a simmer.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and let the mixture simmer for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the pears are soft and the mixture has thickened.
  4. Remove the saucepan from heat and use an immersion blender or a regular blender to puree the mixture until smooth.
  5. Return the pear butter to the heat and simmer for an additional 10 minutes to thicken further.
  6. Pour the spiced pear butter into sterilized jars and let cool completely before sealing.
  7. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks or preserve using the canning method for long-term storage.

Interesting Facts

  • Pear butter is a delicious alternative to apple butter and offers a unique flavor profile.
  • Homemade fruit butters like this can be customized with additional spices such as cardamom, ginger, or allspice to suit your preferences.
  • The natural sweetness of pears means you can reduce the amount of added sugar in this recipe without sacrificing taste.
  • Spiced pear butter makes a thoughtful and tasty homemade gift for friends and family during the holiday season.