This spread is sweet, fruity and lightly fragranced with orange zest and nutmeg. It's perfect spread on toast, fresh bread or even alongside chicken or pork. It's a great way of making use of pears when in-season.
Doesn't look very appetising (it's brown) and quite runny. Made use of a bag of pears though. Different. - 23 Nov 2012
This is a long one…The recipe makes a good pear butter but needs some tweaking. 1) I used 6-1/2 lbs. of fairly large pears and came up with exactly 2 qts. of pulp. 2) The cook time is way off--to get it thick enough to consider butter and give it a nice color it has to be cooked for at least 2-3/4 hours. 3) The orange flavor is a bit much. Next time I’ll cut the juice down a bit(not the zest as it looks pretty in the jar). I’ll also put it in the crockpot on low overnight (8 or more hours) next time so I don’t have to hover over the stove stirring for hours on end. A note about checking for doneness: Don’t go by the cooking time, drop a little on a plate and if watery liquid seeps out around the edges it needs to cook longer. Oh, and I got 7 half-pint jars (3-1/2 pints instead of the 2 pints stated). - 25 Oct 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
EASY RECIPE!!! I cooked mine in the crock pot just add everything in the crockpot and cook till tender. Then blend and process in hot water bath for 10 minutes ENJOY - 04 Jun 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)