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Slow Cooker Cranberry Pear Butter

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Sweet Autumn pears compliment tart cranberries in this wonderful cranberry pear butter spread, perfect for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving or anytime you want to add a little sweet-tartness to your meal.

Sweet Autumn pears compliment tart cranberries in this wonderful cranberry pear butter spread, perfect for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving or anytime you want to add a little sweet-tartness to your meal.Slow Cooker Cranberry Pear Butter

Fruit spreads like this cranberry butter can be such a lovely compliment to your meal, a other favorites are Crock Pot Applesauce, Cranberry Pear Sauce, Slow Cooker Apple Butter, and Pumpkin Butter.I especially love it with turkey or on a roasted turkey breast sandwich. Pictured below I served this with turkey on a whole wheat baguette with some broccoli sprouts – delicious.

And since so many are asking, although I have and love my Instant Pot, I still love my slow cooker! I have the 6 Quart Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker (affil link). I love it because you can adjust the time you want it to cook, and it automatically turns to warm when it’s done. It also has a probe for meat that automatically shuts off when done. I hated my old crock pot, it burnt everything and my food had a weird taste. This slow cooker is so great, I actually own several!
Sweet Autumn pears compliment tart cranberries in this wonderful cranberry pear butter spread, perfect for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving or anytime you want to add a little sweet-tartness to your meal.

Sweet Autumn pears compliment tart cranberries in this wonderful cranberry pear butter spread, perfect for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving or anytime you want to add a little sweet-tartness to your meal.

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Slow Cooker Cranberry-Pear Butter

5 from 4 votes
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Cals:44
Carbs:13
Sweet Autumn pears compliment tart cranberries in this wonderful spread, perfect for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving or anytime you want to add a little sweet-tartness to your meal.
Course: Spread
Cuisine: American
Sweet Autumn pears compliment tart cranberries in this wonderful cranberry pear butter spread, perfect for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving or anytime you want to add a little sweet-tartness to your meal.
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 4 hrs
Total: 4 hrs 20 mins
Yield: 22 servings
Serving Size: 2 tablespoons

Ingredients

  • 5 oz cranberries 1 generous cup
  • 36 oz 7 large pears, peeled cored, and sliced
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar unpacked
  • zest of one orange

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients in the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on high for two hours, until the pears are tender.
  • Use an immersion blender to puree the mixture until smooth.
  • Cook, uncovered, on high for 4 hours or more until very thick, stirring occasionally.
  • Transfer the pear butter to an air tight container, cover, and refrigerate overnight.

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Notes

Makes 2 3/4 cups.

Nutrition

Serving: 2 tablespoons, Calories: 44 kcal, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Sodium: 2 mg, Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 11 g

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44 comments on “Slow Cooker Cranberry Pear Butter”

  1. I made this cranberry butter as a substitute for the can cranberry sauce. I even bought cranberry sauce for my kids for Thanksgiving. NO ONE ate the canned cranberry sauce. Everyone loved the cranberry butter.

  2. Made this yesterday – I had some fresh cranberries left over from the holidays and didn’t want to lose them. Plus I’m in an “Oatmeal/Colligen Peptides Mornings” mode to try and spark some life back into my nails as a New Year’s New Beginning. But it’s really not fresh fruit season now, so oatmeal has already gotten boring! (but oatmeal has proven helpful in other ways…) So, I chunked a spoonful of this – fruity – cinnamon – goodness – into my bowl of oatmeal this morning and gave it a swirl. YUM! I will actually be VERY SAD when this batch is gone! I’m going out to see if I can still score some more cranberries this afternoon. Thanks, Gina! Great idea! One thing, it was late when I ladled it into the jar, and I couldn’t stay up any longer. But cranberries have a lot of natural pectin so what I thought was too soupy (I planned to reduce it more this morning) was MUCH thicker after spending the night in the refrigerator. I’ve also got some deli sliced turkey and some sourdough bread, so I’m going to try it as a sandwich spread too, I’d bet it makes a killer Turkey panini sandwich.

  3. My husband does not like cloves at all, but he requested this recipe twice since my sister brought it to my mom’s for Thanksgiving three or four years ago. He loves it and so do I. Fixin’ to make it again! Thank you so much. It is now a favorite in our home.

  4. Made this a few days ago….will be saving a jar for Thanksgiving….and already planning on making more…since we only get cranberries in the fall, will buy extras and freeze them…Really enjoy it on toast!!! Forgot to get the orange, so it wasn’t added, was still good!

    1. Did you try this in the IP? I am standing here wondering about doing the same…This is a family favorite and I make it in the SC every year.

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    This turned out so well and tasted so good! I gave some to family and everyone really liked it. It was so easy. Thank you Gina!!

  9. I made this a couple weeks ago and it yielded two mason jars I kept one to sample and I froze one for a week. I thawed the second to give as a gift for Thanksgiving and it tasted exactly the same, froze beautifully. I cook this for the full 6 hours possibly more, and it was incredible! Try this as a fruit dip with fresh strawberries or apple slices, I ate an entire pound of strawberries doing this! Gina, this is wonderful!!! Thank you so much 🙂

    1. I have a batch with apples going right now, I ran out of pears. I will report back on how it compares to the pear butter 🙂