Pear Butter

Pear Butter

6-7 1bs pears
4 cups sugar
1 tsp grated orange peel
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/3 cup orange juice

To prepare pulp: Wash pears. Core, peel and slice pears. Put pears in large saucepan and simmer until soft. Puree using a food processor, being careful not to liquefy.

To make butter: Combine pear pulp and sugar in large pot stirring until sugar dissolves. Add remaining ingredients and cook until thick enough to round up on a spoon. As mixture thickens, stir frequently to prevent sticking. Ladle hot butter into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Process 10 minutes in a boiling-water canner.

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