On my friend Ann's micro farm I was visiting to pick out a Cashmere goat, I spotted a Quince tree on the border of her property and they were ripe. I decided to share the history of the quince and create a recipe for quince butter.
There’s apple butter on my ceiling. That’s the issue with making any kind of fruit butter on the stovetop. That’s the beauty, I learned while making a second batch, of apple butter in the slow cooker. It’s never hot enough to burble.
This year I’ve been obsessed with mixed fruit butters, like this blueberry-plum, and couldn’t get the thought of adding fresh cranberries to my apple butter out of my head. It turns out that this is one of the prettiest and most flavorful of all.
A great way to capture the flavour of local pears, to enjoy off-season. This pear butter is delicious with grilled cheese sandwiches or topped on crostini with blue or gorgonzola cheese and a few walnuts on top or on a fresh ginger scone or... mmmm!