Chunky Pear Spread

Chunky Pear Spread


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About this recipe: This is the perfect breakfast spread. Pears are simmered in water until soft, then processed with brown sugar, lemon zest, nutmeg, almond extract and limoncello. Serve with toast or anything you fancy.


Makes: 6 250ml jars

  • 2.25kg pears, peeled, cored and diced
  • 125ml water
  • 440g dark brown soft sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons limoncello liqueur

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr50min 

  1. Place the pears and water into a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat until pears are soft, about 30 minutes. Sterilise six 250ml jars and keep warm.
  2. Transfer pears to a food processor and pulse until they reach your desired consistency. Return to the pan and stir in the dark brown soft sugar, lemon zest, nutmeg, almond extract and limoncello. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture reaches a thick consistency like butter, about 1 hour.
  3. Ladle the pear spread into the sterile jars, leaving 5mm headspace. Seal with lids and rings. Process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes to ensure a seal.

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