Thursday, September 08, 2011
5 lbs pears (about 10 pears)
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 tsp cinnamon (*I used Cinnamon Plus)
Wash pears, then quarter and remove seeds and skins. Put into dutch oven with 3/4 water and boil for 30 minutes or until very soft. Remove from heat, drain and mash with whatever you have that mashes well. (I used a slotted spoon). Return to pot and add sugar, OJ and cinnamon. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer. Simmer on low heat, stirring every hour or so for about three hours or until reduced to a spreadable consistency.
This made about 36 oz of pear butter. I put half in a container to freeze and half in the fridge to enjoy!