Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
It's pear season and this perfect! Not too sweet and easy to make.
This rich, thick, and spicy spread is wonderful on sourdough toast, english muffins, biscuits, and scones. The recipe makes a small batch of pear butter - perfect for storing in the refrigerator.
I use the slow cooker, following Marisa’s apple butter method. Since I tend to take a light hand with spicing and sugar, I really end up producing something between a pear sauce and pear butter. I used four large bosc pears plus one quince.