Ginger Pear Butter
The ginger was great with the pears and the consistency of the pear butter was smooth and silky. Enjoy!
- 10 pc. pears diced
- 1/2 cup apple juice
- 1 t. lemon juice (bottled)
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 T. diced candied ginger
Combine all the ingredients in a stainless steel or enameled dutch oven. Cook 60 minutes at a simmer till everything softens.
Continue to cook another 1 to 2 hours stirring occasionally to watch for a thick consistency.
Using a food mill or immersion blender smooth out the mixture and re-add to pot.
Once it is thick like applesauce, fill sterilized jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles, refill to headspace if necessary.
Wipe rims, add hot lids/rings and process in water bath for 10 minutes once the water has returned to a full boil.