Pear and ginger butter

I haven’t made that many butters before but this Pear and ginger butter is just fantastic. Easy, and healthier without all of the sugar.

Pear and Ginger Butter

I have never made any kind of Pear and ginger butter butter before but for sure this one is not going to be the last.

While I had to peel a lot of pears, and almost got a blister from it because they were tons of them, I will still make pear butter again. As a matter of fact, my neighbor gave me even more pears so now I know that I will be making more very  soon.

I used ginger for my pear butter because I just love the flavor of it. You can omit it if you like but I tell you, it is exquisite with it and rather unique, plus ginger is really good for your digestive system, among other things.

I have tons of recipes that I need to catch up on and share with you guys. I keep making recipes that I need to post but for some reason I am making too many all at once. Oh well, I think that is a good thing. It seems like I am in a cooking-baking mode. My family is quite pleased. They keep getting new treats to eat, which normally they are good, so they are not complaining.

On another note, is time just going by too quickly for me or is that for everyone? It seems like the older I get the quicker it goes. Summer went on a flash and now fall is just about 2 weeks away. I bet Christmas will be here before I know it.

Anyhow, I have another pear and ginger butter recipe that I will be sharing soon as well. That one was also very good so I hope you stay tune.



I was peeling and peeling pears for about 30 minutes. I almost got a blister so next time my husband will help :-) On the right picture you can sort of see some of the pear chunks. My husband thought that this was the best pear butter he had ever had.

Pear and ginger butter


Pear and ginger butter

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 3 pint jars: 12 servings

Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1 cup apple cider or 100% apple juice
  • 1/4 cup honey, optional
  • 4-5 lbs fresh pears, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tbs ginger, chopped, more if you like


In a large heavy pot, place all of the ingredients. Cover and simmer, over medium to low heat, for about 10-15 minutes. Uncover and simmer for another 10 minutes or until the pears are soft. If the mixture appears too dry you may add a bit more juice.

With an immersion blender, blend the pears until almost pureed. I actually leave some chunks in mine for texture purposes.

Store in canning jars for up to one week. If you sterilize the jars and do the canning process correctly they can keep for months.

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Nutrition facts calculated based on the recipe giving 12 servings however I think it will give a bit more


  1. Oh, my, goodness. Please send me a jar of this ASAP and some toast. This looks unreal, Miryam! Looks like you did good with all those pears you got! :)

  2. I only made apple butter before…your pear butter looks fascinating.

  3. What a great idea. A delicious butter that is also dairy free.

  4. I love the idea of pear butter. And with ginger…yummy!

  5. Love the idea of pear butter! Ginger and pear is a great combination!

  6. This is a great way to use some of the apple cider I have!

  7. This butter looks so delicious and beautiful, too! I would love to spread this on my morning toast! Thanks for sharing, Miryam.

  8. Wow, this is so unique! I would love to try some of this!

  9. Pear and ginger are such a winning combination!! Lovely!

  10. This sounds GREAT – What an amazing idea!

  11. I could eat this straight out of the jar!! It sounds seriously SO GOOD!!

  12. Oh cool. It’s the jar I gave you! Woohoo. :)

    The pear butter look great!

  13. Can this be frozen?

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