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One Hour Easy Pear Butter

Course: appetizer/dip
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 138kcal
Pears are all the rage this Fall, and for good reason! This One Hour Easy Pear Butter is the perfect quick treat!
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  • 3 15 ounce cans chopped pears drained (or about 6 pears, cored and chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons agave nectar or honey
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest optional
  • 1 star anise totally optional


  • Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring to combine.
  • Bring to a boil, then cover (cover partially to allow steam to leave the pot) and simmer for 50 minutes. Stir occasionally to make sure the bottom doesn't burn.
  • After the mixture has cooked down and the pears are super soft, transfer to a food processor (remove the star anises) or blender.
  • Blend until completely smooth.
  • Store in a mason jar for up to 3 weeks in the fridge. Enjoy!


  • 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.


Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 6.1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.5mg