I am deeply in love with this Crock Pot Pear Butter Recipe! I already loved the crockpot but you add in the sweet smell of pears and I am sold!
Crock Pot Pear Butter Recipe
With John sick this week I needed to use up a ton of pears that I had for his lunches.
I decided to try my hand at making pear butter. I of course had to use the crockpot to make the recipe.
I am absolutely hooked on crock pot recipes.
There is nothing quite like getting the Crock-Pot set up and walking away from it. The Slow Cooker does all the work and you get the satisfaction of an amazing meal to serve to your family.
Are you ready to make your taste buds very happy?
I know Crock Pot Apple Butter normally gets all of the attention but I think you are going to love this pear butter recipe made in the crockpot!
We also have this great peach butter recipe if you need a bit of summer goodness to help slowly move towards Fall and Winter.
Don't worry I get it! I am holding on to every warm day and summer memory I can while still using way to much Pumpkin Spice in everything I make right now.
Ingredients needed to make Pear Butter
- Pears - your choice of type
- Orange juice
- Ground cinnamon
- Pumpkin pie spice
Mix n Chop - We use the mix n chop to break up the pears and love it.
Spider Strainer - to help get the pears out of the slow cooker. I find that it handles the weight of the pears easily.
Crockpot - We suggest using a crockpot that has a digital timer that automatically switches the slow cooker to warm after a set amount of time. This helps make sure your dinner cooks perfectly and you don't have to stress about what time it is going to be done.
This recipe originally called for 2.5 cups of sugar when I made it back in 2013. When I updated it in 2020 I changed this to ½ cup of sugar. You can definitely add the original amount of sugar but it does make it super sweet.
You could also use allspice if you have it. I like the flavor of Pumpkin Pie Spice and tend to put it in everything.
I use a Spider Strainer to help get the pears out of the slow cooker. I find that it handles the weight of the pears easily.
A Hamburger Mix n Chop or a potato masher can be used to mash the pears. If you do not want chunky pear butter I suggest using a handheld mixer to mash the pears.
I love gifting this pear butter in these cute Ball Jars.
If you are giving jars away as a gift these Made with Love stickers are perfect.
If you don't want to mention Love on your labels check these canning labels out.
Great Crockpot Jam and Butter Recipes
While it isn't made in the slow cooker we still love this Chipotle Strawberry Jam.
Crock Pot Pear Butter Recipe
- Peel and quarter pears, place in slow cooker add in orange juice
- Cover and cook on low for 10 – 12 hours, drain and discard liquid
- Mash pears
- Add sugar and spices to pear mix
- Cover and cook on high for 1 hour
- Store in sealed jars
Recipe originally shared on October 26, 2013. Updated September 2020.