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Pear Butter

An appetizing fruit butter can be made from pears in the same way that peach butter is made.


  • 4 quarts pears, quartered
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 pound sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cloves


Wash, cut, and core the pears, but do not peel them. Cut them into quarters, and put the quarters into a preserving kettle with the water. Bring to the boiling point, and boil until soft or mushy. Remove from the kettle and force through a sieve or a colander. To the pulp, add the sugar and spices, return to the kettle, and cook slowly for about 2 hours, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. If 2 hours is not sufficient to cook the mixture dry, cook a little longer. Pour into hot sterilized glasses or jars, cool, and seal.


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Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Volume 5.

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