Pear Butter

Pear Butter

Simmering pears in pear nectar (available in the natural-foods section of supermarkets) and then reducing the puree until thickened produces an exceptionally rich-tasting spread that contains no added fat or sugar. It is a great item to have on hand; spread it on toast or layer it with vanilla yogurt and top with nuts for a quick dessert or snack. If you have a good supply of pears, feel free to double the recipe, using a large saucepan.

Nutirion Profile: Diabetes Appropriate Gluten Free Diet Healthy Weight Heart Healthy Low Calorie Low Carb Low Cholesterol Low Sat Fat Low Sodium

Serves Prep Time Total Time
16 10 min 1 hr

Directions

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe but firm Bartlett pears, (1-1 1/4 pounds), peeled, cored and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 3/4 cup pear nectar

Cooking Instruction

Step 1

Place pears and pear nectar in a heavy medium saucepan; bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the pears are very tender, 30 to 35 minutes. Cooking time will vary depending on the ripeness of the pears.

Step 2

Mash the pears with a potato masher. Cook, uncovered, over medium-low heat, stirring often, until the puree has cooked down to a thick mass (somewhat thicker than applesauce), 20 to 30 minutes. Stir almost constantly toward the end of cooking. Scrape the pear butter into a bowl or storage container and let cool.


Nutrition

  • Serving: Per tablespoon
  • Calories: 22
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Potassium: 33mg
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Exchanges: 1/2 fruit
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

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