Apple- Pear Butter ~ Your Best Weekly

First- today is my mom’s surgery.  I will be away from the office as much as I can be.

I wish I could have made the trip to be with her today.

 

 

You guys knocked it out of the park once again last week. Some of the things that I was inspired by were…

 

This DIY Tablet Cover from Kimberly @ A Fresh Perspective
Tablet cover tutorial

 

These delicious hamentashen from Tamar @ Random-osity
hamentashen recipe

 

Thank you all for sharing your creativity with me each week!!

 

I think that most of you who know me well would agree that I am a complete sucker for packaging.  I will buy just about anything (need it or not) if it’s packaged in an appealing way.  I know- it’s bad.  Really bad!   But I can’t help myself.  Obviously the hubs knows this & you know, he’s an enabler.  He really is.  One day he had to run to the new little hardware store here in town.  We both have a thing for cute little local hardware stores.  I think it’s because when we lived in Placerville (his home town) there was Placerville Hardware.   OMG- I could wander in there all day & spend way too much.   So anyhow- there he was wandering this store.  He must have found the canning section because he came home with these adorable squaty, large mouth mason jars.  Have I mentioned how much I love him for these random “gifts”???  I was THRILLED & started thinking of things I would make.

 

So I had been planning & preparing to use the pears on my counter that needed to have something done with them.  Literally- for the 2 days prior I was planning on making a tart or cake or something with them.  But when the beautiful little jars arrived in my kitchen I had a change of plans.  Unfortunately I didn’t have enough pears to my liking for this recipe- so I added a couple apples in there too.  I just started cutting & tossing things in the slow cooker until I felt it had enough of what I was looking for.  I had never made this before- so it was all sort of trial & error.  I was so happy when it came out the way it did.

Apple- Pear Butter

The kids are loving it on their waffles & in their sandwiches in place of honey.  Hubs grew up in an orchard & had this sort of thing available to him all the time.  So he was sure happy to have a taste from his childhood memories to savor once again.

 

Apple- Pear Butter from Kleinworth & Co.

Apple- Pear Butter from Kleinworth & Co.

Ingredients

  • 6 large pears
  • 6 large apples
  • 3 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp molasses
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Core, peel & chop your apples & pears & put in slow cooker on high.
  2. Add all other ingredients.
  3. Cook on high 1 hour.
  4. Ladle into blender & puree (no chunks- still thick)
  5. Pour back into slow cooker
  6. Stir & reduce to low & continue cooking for 5 hours.
  7. Ladle into sterile jars.
  8. I put one in the fridge for immediate use the next morning & 4 in the freezer for later.
http://www.kleinworthco.com/2013/03/apple-pear-butter-your-best-weekly.html

 

This filled these 3 – small jars plus 2 larger jars

 

Enjoy!!!

 

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