Crockpot Apple Pear Butter

5 Apple Pears
2 Fuji apples
2 Granny Smith apples
1/2 cup apple juice or apple cider
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg

Peel, core, and dice the Apple Pears and apples into 1 inch chunks and place in a non-reactive saucepan, along with the apple juice and cook on low for 30 minutes, until tender. Using a hand immersion blender, blend until smooth.

Season with cinnamon and nutmeg and add it to the crockpot.

Heat on high with no lid for 2 -3 hours, stirring every 30-40 minutes until liquid has evaporated and it has cooked down into a thick butter/paste.

Serve over toast or pancakes for breakfast.


Original Recipe & Text

I received a request on our Facebook page for an Apple Pear jam recipe. I haven't ever attempted jam with our pears before (I would love to hear from anyone who has though!) I did make an Apple Pear butter a few years back, so I am sharing it here. I only made it the one time, and it was used up quickly, so I'm not sure how long it would last if canned properly. Hope you enjoy it!


9-10 Apple Pears; peeled, cored, and diced into 1-inch chunks
½ cup Apple Cider
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Place diced Apple Pears and cider into a non-reactive saucepan, cover, and cook over low heat for 30 minutes or until soft. Drain and cool.

In a food processor or blender, puree the cooked Apple Pears. This may need to be done in a few batches. Pour into a 9x13 baking dish and season with cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir well.

Bake at 300° for 2-3 hours, stirring every 20 minutes until the Apple Pear butter is thick and deep brown in color.

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