It is a versatile machine that can be used to make many types of pasta sauces, salsa, baby food, applesauce, and puree fruits for jams, jellies and pear butter like this recipe. You can also use it to make vegetable soups such as tomato bisque, carrot and sweet potato soup, potato leek soup and much more.
Yes, you can defrost the pears and make pear butter. When fruits are coming into season, I don't have time to make all of the jams/jellies I would like, so freezing is a great way to capture all of that goodness, while still making jam (or pear butter!) "later down the road." Thanks so much for writing to me. Best regards, Buster
Freezing pears can extend the season of this tasty fruit beyond the traditional window, gracing your mealtimes with pear slices, sauce, pies, or any other creation you can imagine. Learn how to freeze pears in ways that are simple enough for inexperienced cooks to master.
Use pear sauce as a substitute for some, or all, of the oil called for in cakes, muffins, and cookies. Pear sauce can also be used in place of the apple, pumpkin or zucchini called for in bread recipes. Cook your pear sauce down further to make pear butter.
Taste your pear butter if you’re not happy with the tastes then adjust the sugar & spices as needed. If your butter has gotten too thick you can add a little pear juice to thin it out. If you’re freezing your pear butter, let it cool then ladle into containers and freeze. Make sure to leave an inch of headspace for it to expand!
Choose your preservation method: Preserving your pears in syrup will result in the best color and texture, but you can also freeze them in sugar, juice, water, or nothing at all. If you're planning to use them uncooked, consider syrup or juice. Storing them dry or in sugar is the best method for pies or other cooked dishes.
I'm sure you can figure out how to wash the pears in plain cold water. (yes, those are apples in the photo, but it's identical for pears!) Step 4 - Choose your method and syrup. You can freeze the pears in a syrup, sugar, or dry, depending upon how you intend to use them later.
Pear Butter Recipe and Directions Step 1 - Make unsweetened pear sauce! That's right, pear butter, like apple butter, starts with pearsauce! You can use store bought pearsauce (if you can find it), but the pear butter won't taste nearly as good. So if you haven't made some pearsauce yet, start here with how to make applesauce. (You make it ...
It doesn’t matter if you’re interrupted when you’re making this Slow Cooker Pear Butter because it’s about 5 minutes of hands on time. That’s it. Peel, slice, core…toss into the pot. Sprinkle with some cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Lid it up, turn on high and go binge watch your favorite show…if you dare.
We then attempted a lemon and vanilla bean pear butter, followed by an orange and vanilla bean pear butter. Ultimately, we decided that this Crock pot Vanilla Pear Butter Recipe was best with the hint of orange. The inspiration for this pear butter came from a recipe found on this site.