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Chai Spiced Pear Butter

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Yesterday when I posted about Sonal’s wonderful gift of spices I included her recipe for Chai Tea, which I am totally addicted to by the way. It’s delicious. I bought an abundance of pears and some were really ripe, I had so many I couldn’t eat them fast enough so I decided to oven roast and refrigerate until I figured out what to do with them. I thought the pears would be awesome with the chai spice and making pear butter (just like apple butter) would be wonderful. It’s so unbelievably simple to make and incredibly delicious you will be amazed. The pear butter is wonderful on toast or bread, on hot cereal Β or eat it straight from the jar.

Chai Spiced Pear Butter

Makes approximately 2 eight ounce jars

6 pears – I used bartlett very ripe peeled, cut in half and cored

1/3 cup packed +2 tbs brown sugar

1/3 cup Poire William (pear liquor) or pear nectar or water.

2 vanilla beans (sliced open)

Pre heat oven to 375 degree’s. place the pear halves cored size down in a 9×13 rectangular baking dish (ceramic or glass is best non reactive), pour the liquid in the baking dish, sprinkle the pears with the brown sugar, place the vanilla beans in the liquid and place in the oven.Β  Note: I buttered my baking dish but it’s not necessary.

Bake the pears for about 45 minutes, turning the pears over half way through baking, the liquid should have reduced to almost nothing, only just barely covering the bottom of the baking dish, the pears will have started to caramelize and will be very soft. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes. You want the pears very warm.

Making the pear butter

Place warm pears with the small amount of residual juice in a blender, add 1/2 tsp chai spice and a a tiny pinch of salt and blend until smooth. Pour into clean canning jars and store in the refrigerator.

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  1. Oh Yumified Suzanne!!!Very nice recipe and I love pears! Cheryl

    November 10, 2015
  2. This is incredibly simple Suzanne and sounds so comforting!!
    I will give this a try :).

    November 10, 2015
  3. What a coincidence, I was just contemplating the idea of making some kind of pear jam of some sorts. Maybe a pear butter would be good, like yours!

    November 10, 2015
    • I love pear jam, well I love pear anything really. This pear butter is good enough to eat right out of the jar like apple sauce. Thank you so much Sofia!

      November 10, 2015
  4. I agree with Cheryl (and I have a new favorite word!) This is yumified!

    I’m trying to imagine the Chai flavor with the pears. Long ago I had a recipe for pear preserves that include cloves (delicious and unexpected)… Yes, I think I’ve got it now. πŸ˜€ It just took me a minute. Mega hugs!

    November 10, 2015
    • Thanks Teagan, the pears are great with the spice which may contain cloves. It works and works well and the pear butter is delicious. Thank you so much.

      November 10, 2015
  5. What a wonderfully creative recipe Suzanne! Having just made apple butter this past weekend, I’m now interested in trying out a few different recipes. I bet it would taste delicious as a topping on warm oatmeal?!

    November 10, 2015
    • Yes it would be amazing on warm oatmeal. I had on whole grain toast this morning and it was really nice. Thank you Heather.

      November 10, 2015
  6. We were both thinking “pears” this week! I love this and I happen to have pears. I think I’ll give it a try. Looks so lovely!

    November 10, 2015
    • I just saw you posted poached pears, heading over now because I am all about pears they are pretty much my favorite fall/winter fruit. Thanks so much Susan.

      November 10, 2015
  7. Pear butter is genius Suzanne. I’ll have to find a basket of pears at the farmer’s market this weekend – I haven’t had any yet this autumn. Such a lovely and inspiring post.

    November 10, 2015
    • I am getting another big bag of pears myself. They are especially good this year. Love the pear butter on it’s own the best. Thank you Lindy.

      November 10, 2015
  8. This looks really good Suzanne, great idea to add the spiced chai.

    November 10, 2015
  9. Clever you Suzanne, a nice, simple recipe using up your pears and trying some of Sonal’s delicious chai spice for some variety. Toast and pear chai butter? Count me in πŸ™‚

    November 10, 2015
    • It’s so good, the spice goes so well with the pears. Thanks Loretta;

      November 10, 2015
  10. Oh this would be good on scones. I love the idea of the chai.

    November 10, 2015
  11. Reblogged this on ravenhawks' magazine and commented:
    Have to try this.

    November 10, 2015
  12. Oh, I was hoping you’d share your recipe for this!! Sounds marvelous! Don’t you love Poire William???

    November 10, 2015
    • I love it, use it all the time especially in fall and winter. Thank you so much Em,

      November 10, 2015
  13. It must taste and smell heavenly Suizanne!

    November 10, 2015
  14. Stephanie @ The Cozy Cook #

    omg stoppppppppppppp…. I need this…. and I need now! Chai Spiced!!?!?!!!? Hit meeeeee!!

    November 10, 2015
  15. This sounds amazing! I love pears and Chai. I can only imagine how wonderful this recipe smells and tastes.

    November 10, 2015
  16. I’m a big fan of chai!! this sounds wonderful with the pears, Suzanne! yum!

    November 10, 2015
  17. It looks really nice and delicious, Suzanne.

    November 11, 2015
  18. xxx Hugs Galore Suzanne xxx

    November 11, 2015
  19. I’ve never tried pear butter before but yours looks so delicious! The photo of it on the toasted bread is making me hungry!

    November 11, 2015
    • Thanks Jasline, I had never had pear butter before this and I really like it.

      November 11, 2015
  20. Suzanne! This pear butter looks wonderful!

    PS. In case you wouldn’t know: Tortadellafiglia has moved to a new address http://tastefolio.com! Hope you’d like to stop by!

    Have a lovely day!
    Marcela

    November 11, 2015
    • Thanks Marcella, (corrected it) I love your new site, I hope I still receive notifications of your posts.

      November 11, 2015
  21. Oh wow this looks amazing!

    November 11, 2015
  22. Wow!

    November 11, 2015
  23. Wooooow incredible and gorgeous recipe dear Suzanne

    November 11, 2015
  24. Briliiant Suzanne! I’ve never heard of pear butter, but it sounds so creamy and delicate and perfectly spiced. Sounds just right for Thanksgiving weekend waffles! thanks.

    November 11, 2015
    • I had only heard of apple butter but why not pears too right?? LOL, thanks Rhonda.

      November 11, 2015
  25. I love this recipe it sounds so lovely and soft! The vanilla bean makes it all the more special for me! Lovely in every way!

    November 11, 2015
    • It’s smooth and creamy and really tastes wonderful. Thank you so much Lyn.

      November 11, 2015
      • It looks amazing! The flavors sound so good and creamy! yumm

        November 11, 2015
      • I just ate it out of the jar. I am a fan of pears and this was just too good. Thanks so much.

        November 11, 2015
  26. This looks fabulous Suzanne…. love it..

    November 11, 2015
  27. I’ve never made a fruit butter… this is going to be my first! Would make great gifts for teachers, friends, hostesses. I just need to be sure to save some for myself!

    November 11, 2015
    • Yes jam or fruit butters make great gifts. Homemade is always a good choice. Thanks so much.

      November 11, 2015
  28. This looks and sounds incredible!

    November 11, 2015
  29. Omg I just made chai spiced apple butter! We are of one mind! The pear butter idea sounds quite amazing… I feel like pears are a totally underutilized fruit. Love this πŸ™‚

    November 12, 2015
    • I was thinking of the same thing I have a bunch of apples as well. Love fruit butter and funny how we are in the same wave length!!!

      November 12, 2015
  30. Really creative and yumm..

    November 12, 2015
  31. Never tried this..this s grt way to give fruit for my son sandwich spread

    November 12, 2015
  32. I’m with you on ‘pear anything’. As long as they’re ripe (how do people eat firm pears?) and or cooked. And I haven’t had chai tea in absolute years!

    November 12, 2015
    • I know, I let my pears sit about a week to turn nice and yellow and ripe. I can’t eat a hard pear.. Thanks Johnny.

      November 12, 2015
  33. That must taste amazing!

    November 14, 2015
  34. Sounds amazing! Right now it’s a perfect time to make it:)

    November 16, 2015
    • Thank you Olga, We are full on into pear and apple season both apple and pear butter are wonderull now.

      November 16, 2015
  35. Your spiced pear butter sounds wonderful Suzanne! Apples and pears go well with so many spices… can just imagine how good the chai spices would be in this preserve.

    November 16, 2015
    • It’s delicious, can’t wait to make some more. Thank you so much.

      November 17, 2015
  36. I’ve never made apple or pear butter, but this makes me want to try. Adding chai spices to the pear butter is such a fun idea. It seems like those flavors would go so well together. Thank you for the recipe, Suzanne!

    November 18, 2015
    • They go so well together Shari. it was delicious. This was my first time making it, and when I saw it’s basically pureed fruit I figured go for it. Thanks so much.

      November 18, 2015
  37. I made this lovely Amazing delicious recipe & loved it so much.
    Mmmmmmmmmm! Delicious smread on home-made bread! Yummy in som yoghurt & in muffins too instead of Apple butter.πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

    November 21, 2015
    • Thank you, it’s smooth and creamy and the spice is so nice with the pears. So happy you liked it thank you so much Sophie.

      November 21, 2015
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        November 21, 2015
  38. So unique, this looks heavenly!

    November 22, 2015

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