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Homemade Pear Butter

Perfectly spiced fresh pears cooked and milled into a smooth spread, this butter captures the essence of late summer. This recipe makes 3 half-pints.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: condiments
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pear butter for canning, pear butter recipe
Servings: 40 servings
Author: Katie Shaw


  • ½ pint mason jars
  • Waterbath canning equipment optional


  • 3 pounds bartlett pears Peeled, Cored and Sliced
  • ¼ cup lemon juice use bottled if canning
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground mace
  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup water


  • Cook all ingredients. In a large pot or dutch oven, stir all the ingredients together and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for about 50 minutes. Cover so that the lid is still slightly opened and stir occasionally.
  • Blend. Once reduced and thickened, remove from the heat and blend using an immersion blender until smooth. ( You can also transfer the mixture to a blender or food processor)
  • Store. Using a spoon or ladle, transfer the pear butter to canning jars or other airtight container, put lids on, and let cool to room temperature on the counter. Place in the fridge or freezer, or waterbath can.


To water bath can this recipe, ladle it into hot jars, wipe the rims clean, put the lids on fingertip tight, and process in a boiling water canner for 15 minutes.