Spiced Pear Butter

This is fabulous spread onto warm breakfast breads: Spiced Pear Butter

Yield: 1 1/2 cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Spiced Pear Butter


  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 medium very ripe pear, unpeeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg


  1.  In a food processor, process the butter for about 20 seconds. With the motor running, add the pear- a little at a time, through the feed tube, processing until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and process until well blended (20-30 seconds), scraping down the work bowl as needed.
  2. To store, pack the butter in a bowl, cover and refrigerate. Or, chill slightly and then roll into a log. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate. Serve the log cut into slices (for serving with breakfast breads).


  • If you do not have a food processor, you can use a potato masher to work all of the ingredients together.
  • If you are preparing this recipe as gluten-free, just be sure to use a brand of honey that is free of gluten.
SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com

2 Responses to “Spiced Pear Butter”

  1. postedAug 1, 2014 1:36 AM

    would it be too crazy to eat this with pancakes or waffles? perhaps you can also spread it on english muffins

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