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Acorns to Oaktrees

August 19th, 2008 at 12:46 am


in: Crafts

Ha! I made pearbutter this weekend.

We have a pear tree out front. DH planted a fruit tree after each of the kiddos was born using special fertilizer. Chunguita got an apricot, and Pulguito got a pear. I always forget to spray for worms, so our pears are wormy.

Over the course of a week, I chopped up pears. We went on a boat ride in our new boat on Saturday, so I couldn’t cook the pears until Sunday. I cooked them in the crockpot with some water on low for about 8 hours. They weren’t completely mushy, but I am very short on time, so they were done. I puréed them.

On Monday, I mixed the purée with lemon juice, nutmeg, vanilla, and sugar.

  • ~8 cups pear purée
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 1 T nutmeg
  • 1 cup sugar

It took about an hour, on low on the stovetop, to reduce the mixture to about 4 cups. After cooling, the pearbutter is very spreadable. Mine isn’t smooth, but if you cooked your pears until mushy then seived them before reducing, you will probably get a smooth pearbutter.

I’m very pleased. This was my first attempt at pearbutter.

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