As you probably already know, there isn't actually any butter in these preserves, that are just a really thick smooth fruit spread.
I made a small batch using 2 1/2 pounds of pears.
|Please forgive my pitiful photos. My kitchen is dark!|
Then I used my stick blender (one of my very favorite kitchen tools!) to blend them to my desired consistency. I wanted it to be completely smooth, but that's personal preference and you could leave it chunky.
I added my spices and flavorings - cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla - and returned it to the stove to continue to cook down. Once it reached the consistency I wanted I cooled it a bit and put it in my jar.
Since this only made one jar I obviously didn't can it, but you could do that if you make a large batch.
Little G has taken it to preschool for his lunch on a sandwich, we've had it on toast and I made biscuits one night and it made a tasty dessert! I'd love to get a bigger batch of pears to make more.
Warning! Random cuteness moment coming up:
Contrary to appearances, Little G isn't throwing a gang sign here. He using sign language to say I love you! Awww... melts my heart. Especially when it's spontaneous and I don't have to beg him to do it. :)