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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 32
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 63.0
  • Total Fat: 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 0.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g

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Pear Butter

Submitted by: OKANOG66

Introduction

Preserves or one way to capture summer goodness in the winter. Preserves or one way to capture summer goodness in the winter.
Number of Servings: 32

Ingredients

    4 pounds medium pears, quartered and cored
    2 cups sugar
    1 orange zest from grated peel
    1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    1/4 cup orange juice

Directions

1.
Place pears into a large pot over medium heat, and add just enough water to cover the bottom of the pot and keep them from sticking, about 1/2 cup.
Cook until the pears are soft, about 30 minutes. Press pears through a sieve or food mill, and measure out 2 quarts of the pulp.
2.
Pour the pear pulp and sugar into a large saucepan and stir to dissolve sugar. Stir in the orange zest, nutmeg and orange juice.
Cook over medium heat until the mixture is thick enough to mound in a spoon.
When the mixture begins to thicken, stir frequently to prevent scorching on the bottom. This will take about 1 hour.
3.
Ladle the pear butter into hot sterile jars, leaving 1/4 inch of headspace. Remove air bubbles by sliding a metal spatula around where the pear butter touches the glass.
Wipe jar rims clean, and seal with canning lids and metal rings. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath. The water should cover the jars by 1 inch.
Check with your local extension for exact processing times for your area.

Serving Size: 2 - pints or 32 tablspoons





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