Pears are all the rage this Fall, and for good reason! This Easy Pear Butter is the perfect quick treat for spreading on toast and English muffins.
My mom makes the absolute best Apple Butter, and it was a staple at our house growing up. The thing I remember apart from the amazing smells and delicious taste was what a process it was. I set out to find an easy version, and wanted to make it with PEARS!!
Pears are the Autumn’s finest fruit, and I’m so in love with this one hour easy pear butter. So easy and so delish!
I adapted this fool-proof recipe from one of my favorite blogs, Gimme Some Oven! You can see her original recipe HERE.
This is the perfect sweet spread for breakfast toast, english muffins, or licking straight off the spoon. No? Just me?? I’m in love!
Be sure to check out my Browned Butter recipe too!
Why you will love this recipe!
- Perfectly spiced: With flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, this is the perfect fall treat.
- Make ahead: This pear butter keeps well in the fridge and is also freezer friendly.
- One pot: Just heat all the ingredients on the stovetop, blend and enjoy!
How to make pear butter
Be sure to scroll down for the full recipe!
- Add all ingredients to a pot and bring to a boil.
- Partially cover and simmer, stirring occasionally.
- Once cooled, blend til smooth.
Do you need to peel the pears?
You can make this recipe with either canned pears, which require no prep (you just need to drain them), or you can use fresh. If using fresh core them and cut them into chunks. You don’t have to peel fresh pears as we do blend them after cooking to get a smooth butter.
How long does it keep?
This easy pear butter will keep well in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. Let it cool completely before placing into a sealable jar.
Can you freeze it?
Yes, be sure to make a big batch as this will freeze for up to a year. Make a big batch in fall and enjoy it into the warmer months! Thaw it in the fridge overnight before using.
Recipe Notes and Tips
- Simmer the ingredients with the lid partially covering the pot. This will help to trap some of the steam so that it doesn’t dry out.
- Stir the pear butter occasionally as it cooks so that it doesn’t burn to the bottom of the pan.
This easy pear butter is so delicious guys, I seriously can not get enough of it! So simple and so full of flavor! Get spreading!
Ok so I don’t know if I did something wrong, but my pear butter turned out really liquidy. It cooked down fine, but I used an immersion blender to break the pears down. It essentially turned into a liquid after that. Does it just need to simmer longer?
It may need a little longer!
Thanks, your recipe is the tasty answer to our bounty of pears. It is easy to make, as promised.
You’re welcome, Mary!
I would like to try this recipe, however I don’t want a HUGE batch. How much does this recipe yield?
“4 servings” does not seem accurate…
Sounds amazing! I have these pears and am wondering what to do with them!
Hope you love it!
Great recipe! I was looking for a basic fast stovetop recipe as I only had 4-5 boss pears going bad. I squeezed a small older (hard on outside) lemon, tweaked it to what I had on hand, mixed white sugar with organic honey, added cardamom instead of anise, and everything stayed the same. Mine turned out super rich and tastes like the perfect cold weather Autumn food! So thank you! I will use this again and again tweaking it to whatever I have in hand. Ps pics are very very nice!
Can this be canned? If so how? Water bathed or pressurcooked?
Hello, I am confused as to what is boiling in this recipe. You say to put the DRAINED pears in a pot with some honey and a little bit of lemon juice to boil. What liquid is there to boil the pears in if I use regular pears and not canned? Thanks!
Hey Melissa, the pears will produce a lot of liquid when put over the heat. It won’t be soupy but it will be enough to boil. Hope you love the recipe!
Soooo making this asap!
Yay! Hope you love it!
Pretty photos! I recently made plum butter and I was surprised at how easy it was! I was considering a pear butter for fall, and now you’ve helped me decide. I’m making it!
Hope you love it Brandon, thanks so much for the sweet comments!
I’ve never made a fruit butter, let alone pear butter. But this is going on my must make list! Ps. Love the super cute rustic scale. It’s perfect for the styling on this recipe.
Thank you! I found it at an antique store and was so exited!!! I appreciate you stopping by Matt, love your site!