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
These delicious hamentashen from Tamar @ Random-osity
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.
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.
- 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
- Core, peel & chop your apples & pears & put in slow cooker on high.
- Add all other ingredients.
- Cook on high 1 hour.
- Ladle into blender & puree (no chunks- still thick)
- Pour back into slow cooker
- Stir & reduce to low & continue cooking for 5 hours.
- Ladle into sterile jars.
- I put one in the fridge for immediate use the next morning & 4 in the freezer for later.
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This filled these 3 – small jars plus 2 larger jars
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