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Pear-adise Butter Recipe

Pear-adise Butter Recipe

Vanilla and rosemary accent this thick, smooth butter that positively shouts “pears” throughout. Spread some on ordinary bread and you'll have a fruity feast. —Kristina Pontier, Hillsboro, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2 hours + chilling YIELD:16 servings


  • 4 cups pear juice
  • 4 pounds pears, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 vanilla bean (3 inches), split in half lengthwise
  • 3 fresh rosemary sprigs (4 inches)
  • 1 teaspoon white balsamic vinegar


  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring pear juice to a boil; cook 30 minutes or until reduced to 1 cup. Stir in pears and salt; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook 15-20 minutes or until pears are tender. Cool slightly.
  • 2. Transfer pear mixture to a food processor; cover and process until smooth. Return to the pan; add vanilla bean. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 65-75 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  • 3. Remove from heat. Discard vanilla bean. Stir in rosemary and vinegar; cover and let stand 30 minutes.
  • 4. Discard rosemary. Cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving. Yield: 2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 92 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 40mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 4g fiber), 1g protein.

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ebers User ID: 2980393 160772
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2010

"Forgot to say that I discarded the ginger at the same time I discarded the vanilla bean and the cinnamon."

ebers User ID: 2980393 161232
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2010

"This is quite yummy!!! A bit messy for the stove because I could not find pear juice and substituted pear nectar. The nectar splattered quite a bit during the boiling down process. I also used three, 2 1/2 inch sticks of cinnamon instead of the rosemary and added a one inch piece of crystilized ginger. I used apple cider vinegar instead of the white balsamic vinegar. I added the cinnamon sticks with the vanilla bean and discarded them with the bean. The butter was very yummy. I would make this again!!!"

gramglo User ID: 5519073 66083
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2010

"How much rosemary; 12 inches total or 4 inches total??

Regards, Gloria J. Perez"

HojoMe User ID: 5393442 98515
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2010

"I think somethings missing in this recipe...I did everything according to the recipe, but mine never congealed. It has the consistency of applesauce, am I missing something? Otherwise, the taste is delicious!

*please note that you can find pear juice in any health food section of your grocer, or health food store. It is with the natural juices ...."

digbugsgirl User ID: 1242416 92936
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2010

"If you have an orchard near you, they might have pear juice."

Luvs2cook500 User ID: 4646102 145607
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2010

"Look for Pear Nectar. I'm sure that's what they ment or...juice saved from canned pears. I am going to use the nectar."

maisiedoo User ID: 4105141 92933
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2010

"Looks interesting but I don't know where to purchase pear juice. Will apple juice work?"

SwimCathy User ID: 4061162 73474
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2010

"This looks delicious, but I have never seen pear juice in the store. Is it readily available? I was surprised to see no added sugar, so I assume it is more savory than apple butter. (?)"

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