slow cooker apple pear butter

So I have had my CSA pears for awhile, and last week I got some apples. My friend Emily at Nomnivorous happened to make Salted Caramel Apple Pear Butter this week, and I thought I would do the same. I am not a sweets person, I like fruit on its own. I would follow her recipe if you are looking for something sweet and caramelly delicious, and mine if you want a nice, tart compote style butter. I plan to purchase an immersion blender to improve the texture here, but it was really good regardless.

This is it plopped nice n hot atop a spoonful of Greek yogurt this morning!

Makes – a salsa jars worth!

Nutrition – Excellent!

– Slow Cooker Apple Pear Butter –

4 Bosc pears*, cored, peeled and diced
1 Granny Smith apple*, cored, peeled and diced
1 Red Delicious apple*, cored, peeled and diced
4 TB brown sugar
juice of one lemon
splash of water
1 tsp vanilla powder (or seeds)

Basically I threw everything in to my munchkin crock pot

and let it cook for 24 hours, stirring every couple hours.

I filled an old ( yes cleaned ) salsa jar with what I made, and will be eating it this week while I wait for an immersion blender to make a giant batch to can, cause it was delicious! I will report back then.

*CSA Ingredients

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  1. Pingback: CSA #18 + Pear Butter | ugly food tastes better.

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