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

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  1. Hi Miryam,

    Sounds delicious!
    8 servings is quite a lot as it will be just for me and my 9,5 month old son who i’m learning to eat oats for breakfast instead of bread.
    How long can you keep this in the refrigerator?

  2. Well, I just bought pecans– I think I found a use for them! I can already tell that this is going to make my house smell amazing.

  3. These flavors sound so delicious together! Thanks for the great idea, I’ll have to try it out!

  4. I am not usually a huge fan of oatmeal, but this has so many great flavors, I think I need to try it!

  5. What a line up of spices and flavor!! 

  6. Sounds like a terrific flavor combination, I love those chai spices!

  7. I love the flavors in your oatmeal! Sounds so delicious yet so healthy! Gotta have to it a try! Thanks for sharing!

  8. This looks wonderful!  I loooooove chai and pecans go great with it :)

  9. A perfect meal to kick start the day! I need to get some pecans to make this too.

  10. I love starting my day with oatmeal. This looks perfect! Love that chai flavor. 

  11. Oatmeal and Chai! 2 of my favorite things!!! Can’t even wait to try this <3

  12. Just made this and it was lovely. Not to sweet and very filling, I used walnuts instead of pecans since it is what was in the pantry.

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