Spiced Crockpot Pear Butter Recipe

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This crockpot pear butter recipe is so delicious and also very easy to make!


  • 8 lbs of pears (peeled and cored you should end up with 6 quarts or 5 pounds of quarters – a large crockpot full)
  • 1 cup sugar (optional)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon each cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice


  1. Peel and core pears, then transfer to a 6 quart or larger crockpot
  2. Add remaining ingredients, cover, and cook on high for about two hours, until pears are tender
  3. Mash, blend, or purée until smooth
  4. Turn crockpot to low, and replace list cocked to the side to allow steam to escape
  5. Cook for 8-10 hours until butter has thickened, and become a nice, deep reddish brown
  6. makes approximately 5 cups of pear butter

To can:

  1. Transfer pear butter to pint or half pint jars (I really like these jars)
  2. Wipe rims to insure there is no debris between rim and lid
  3. Top with flat and ring, and twist lids on fairly tightly
  4. Place into a pot with a canning bottom so that jars are not in direct contact with heat source
  5. Fill pot with water to at least an inch above jar lids. Make sure that the water is as close to the same temperature as the pear butter as possible – if the butter is hot, use hot water, if the butter is cold, use cold water – to avoid jars breaking
  6. Cover pot and bring to a rolling boil
  7. Continue boiling for 10 minutes. Remove from hear and allow to cool inside canner for an hour or more if possible to avoid jars breaking when they come into contact with cool air
  8. Leave rings on sealed jars at least 24 hours before removing to clean and dry jars for storage
  9. Store in a cool dark place.
  10. Enjoy!