fruit butter

Ginger Spiced Cranberry-Asian Pear Butter

Ingredients: 4 1/2 lbs Asian pears, sliced and cored* (about 4 large) 8 cups fresh cranberries 3/4 cup pear cider or water 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger 3/4 cup dark brown sugar (or more to taste) 2 tablespoons rye Directions: Place all ingredients in a 6 quart slow cooker. The […]

Powidla Sliwkowe (Polish Plum Butter)

Ingredients: 5 lbs Italian prune plums, pitted and halved 2 cups light brown sugar 1 large cinnamon stick (optional) Directions: Place the plums, sugar and cinnamon stick in an oval, six-quart slow cooker. Cook on low 12-18 hrs, leaving the lid slightly askew for the second half of the cooking […]

Vanilla Rum Caramel Apple Butter

Ingredients: 9-10 Jonagold apples, sliced and cored* 3/4 cup apple cider 2-3 tablespoons black spiced rum 1 1/2 tablespoon vanilla bean paste 3/4 cup dark brown sugar Directions: Place all ingredients in a 4 quart slow cooker. The apples should come to the very top of the insert. Cook on […]

Nectarine Ruby Velvet Apricot Butter

Ingredients: 4 lb nectarines, pitted and coarsely chopped 2 lb Ruby Velvet Apricots (apriums), pitted and quartered 2 cups sugar 1 inch knob ginger, grated 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 Tahitian vanilla bean Ingredients: Place all ingredients in a 4 quart slow cooker, stir. Turn on low and cook overnight […]

Awesomely Spiced Pear Butter

Ingredients: 10-12 Bartlett pears, sliced 1 cup pear cider 1 cup dark brown sugar 1 stick cinnamon 2 inch chunk fresh ginger, peeled 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel (powdered) 1/4 teaspoon allspice splash dark rum (optional) Directions: Place all ingredients in a 4 quart slow cooker. […]

Plum-Rainier Cherry Butter

Ingredients: 4 lb plums, pitted and quartered 8 oz pitted Rainier cherries 1 3/4 cups sugar 1/4 cup lemon juice Ingredients: Place all ingredients in a 4 quart slow cooker, stir. Turn on low and cook overnight (about 8-10 hrs) with the lid slightly askew to allow for some evaporation […]

Stayman-Winesap Apple Butter

Ingredients: 10 Stayman Winesap apples, sliced 1 cup apple cider 3/4 cup dark brown sugar 1 stick cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg Directions: Place all ingredients in a 4 quart slow cooker. Cook on low for 10-12 hours. Vent by placing the lid on askew and cook on low […]

Pear Butter

Ingredients: 9 red or green Bartlett pears, sliced 1 cup pear cider 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon ginger 1/2 teaspoon cardamon 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/4 teaspoon mace Directions: Place all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cook on low for 10-12 hours. Uncover and cook on low […]