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apple n pear butter

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Tammy Brownlow
Dallas, TX

I don't know what I enjoy more...the smell of the house while this is simmering or eating it with buttered biscuits...

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 4 Hr
method Canning/Preserving

Ingredients For apple n pear butter

  • 2 lb
    granny smith apples, peeled, cored and quartered
  • 2 lb
    pears, peeled, cored and quartered
  • 1 c
    apple juice
  • 1 c
  • brown sugar as needed
  • 2 tsp
    cinnamon, freshly ground - i use a microplane for this
  • 1 tsp
    ground cloves - i use a spice grinder
  • 1/4 tsp
    freshly grated nutmeg - microplane works well
  • zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/2 c
    apple cider vinegar

How To Make apple n pear butter

  • 1
    Cook the apples and pears in juice and water until soft on medium heat. Let cool and blend in a food processor. Add back into pot using a measuring cup. For each cup of puree add 1/2 cup brown sugar.
  • 2
    Add all spices, vinegar lemon juice and zest. Cook on low for 3 to 4 hours until thickened.
  • 3
    Ladle into sterilized jars and process in boiling water 10 minutes.