This recipe is for a super easy and delicious pear butter that is baked in the oven. Making this pear butter only requires a hand full of ingredients and about 10 minutes of your time. Use this pear butter in baking, as a spread on toast, top your breakfast bowl with it, add it to a cheese board or eat it with ice cream for dessert. This pear butter is vegan, gluten, grain, oil and sugar free.
Making your own fruit sauces, spreads, jams, compotes and butters is such an easy, wallet friendly and great way of using seasonal fruits and berries. I always make my own and rarely buy them in the store. Not only are they easy to make, much more wallet friendly than most store bought ones, and easy to vary by different flavorings and pairing depending on what you’re in the mood for. But they’re also a great if you want to eat healthier food with no unnecessary conservatives or add-ins that store bough sauce and jams can contain. This pear butter is an oven baked version that is ready in only three hours. You only need to dice the pear and combine them with the rest of the ingredients, then the rest is taken care of by the oven. This pear butter has a deep, intense and caramelized flavor and a lovely thick and creamy consistency.
A few tips:
- You can use any pear that you like, prefer or have at home. You can also mix different varieties to add more diversity to the pear butter.
- I used both sugar free granulated and brown sugar for this pear butter. You can use just one or the other, but that will affect the taste slightly. The brown sugar gives it a more caramelized and deep flavor while granulated sugar add more sweetness to the butter.
- The amount of sugar/sweetener can be adjusted according to taste and how sweet you prefer your pear butter. You can also add more sweetener in the end when the pear butter is ready if needed.
- I used sea salt, cinnamon, cardamom, fresh grated ginger and lemon juice in this pear butter. You can however experiment with the seasoning however you like. A few examples that would taste amazing in this pear butter us anise, cloves, orange, black pepper, honey, bourbon.
- The apple cider vinegar adds a lovely tangy and deep flavor to the apple butter and I would recommend not to skip it.
- Make sure to use a clean jar for the pear butter to make sure it doesn’t turn bad quickly.
Ingredients for this Oven Baked Apple Butter:
- Apple cider vinergar
- Sugar free brown sugar
- Sugar free granulated sweetener
- Lemon juice
- Fresh ginger
- Vanilla extract
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Oven Baked Pear Butter (Vegan, Gluten, Grain, Oil & Sugar Free)
- 500 g Pears diced
- 1 dl Apple cider vinegar
- 1 dl Water (plus more if needed)
- A pinch of Sea salt
- 1/4-1/2 dl Sugar free brown sugar
- 1/4-1/2 dl Granulated sugar free sweetener
- 1 tsp Lemon juice
- 1/2-1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2-1 tsp Cardamom
- 1/2-1 tbsp Fresh ginger grated
- Preheat the oven to 165 degrees Celsius.
- Dice (peel and core if preferred) the pears and place in a baking dish.
- Add remaining ingredients and stir together.
- Place in the middle of the oven and bake for approximately 3 hours. Stir every now and then (about every 40 minutes or so), add more water if needed. The butter is ready when it has thickened, deepened in color and is very soft and tender.
- Remove from the oven, taste to check the flavor. Add more seasoning if needed. Now you can either stir together the pear butter using a wooden spoon, breaking up any larger pear pieces and leave it slightly chunky. Or you can mix it completely smooth using a hand mixer. Place in a clean (important!!) jar, store in the fridge for up to three weeks.