Chai Spiced Pear Butter
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 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. 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.
Oh Yumified Suzanne!!!Very nice recipe and I love pears! Cheryl
Yumified for sure thanks Cheryl!
This is incredibly simple Suzanne and sounds so comforting!!
I will give this a try :).
Incredibly simple and delicious Sonal, thank you.
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!
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!
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. 😀 It just took me a minute. Mega hugs!
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.
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?!
Yes it would be amazing on warm oatmeal. I had on whole grain toast this morning and it was really nice. Thank you Heather.
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!
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.
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.
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.
This looks really good Suzanne, great idea to add the spiced chai.
Thanks Cheri, it’s wonderful with the spice.
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 🙂
It’s so good, the spice goes so well with the pears. Thanks Loretta;
Oh this would be good on scones. I love the idea of the chai.
Thank you so much, yes I agree. Delicious on a warm scone.
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Have to try this.
Thank you so much!
Oh, I was hoping you’d share your recipe for this!! Sounds marvelous! Don’t you love Poire William???
I love it, use it all the time especially in fall and winter. Thank you so much Em,
It must taste and smell heavenly Suizanne!
Yes the smell is pure heaven!! Thank you Viviana.
omg stoppppppppppppp…. I need this…. and I need now! Chai Spiced!!?!?!!!? Hit meeeeee!!
Thanks Stephanie, LO!!
This sounds amazing! I love pears and Chai. I can only imagine how wonderful this recipe smells and tastes.
Thanks Julie, it is aromatic and tastes wonderful.
I’m a big fan of chai!! this sounds wonderful with the pears, Suzanne! yum!
Thanks so much Freda.
It looks really nice and delicious, Suzanne.
Linda thank you so much.
xxx Hugs Galore Suzanne xxx
Big hug back David, thank you.
I’ve never tried pear butter before but yours looks so delicious! The photo of it on the toasted bread is making me hungry!
Thanks Jasline, I had never had pear butter before this and I really like it.
Suzanne! This pear butter looks wonderful!
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Oh wow this looks amazing!
Thanks so much.
Wooooow incredible and gorgeous recipe dear Suzanne
Thank you so much Linda.
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.
I had only heard of apple butter but why not pears too right?? LOL, thanks Rhonda.
It looks luscious.
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!
It’s smooth and creamy and really tastes wonderful. Thank you so much Lyn.
It looks amazing! The flavors sound so good and creamy! yumm
I just ate it out of the jar. I am a fan of pears and this was just too good. Thanks so much.
This looks fabulous Suzanne…. love it..
Thank you so much Chitra.
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!
Yes jam or fruit butters make great gifts. Homemade is always a good choice. Thanks so much.
This looks and sounds incredible!
Thank you so much.
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 🙂
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!!!
Really creative and yumm..
Thank you so much Lina.
Never tried this..this s grt way to give fruit for my son sandwich spread
It’s wonderful on bread Thank you so much.
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!
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.
That must taste amazing!
It was really good, I ate the whole jar myself. LOL.
Sounds like exactly what I would do!
Yep, no bread nothing just a spoon and the jar. LOL.
Sounds amazing! Right now it’s a perfect time to make it:)
Thank you Olga, We are full on into pear and apple season both apple and pear butter are wonderull now.
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.
It’s delicious, can’t wait to make some more. Thank you so much.
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!
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.
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.👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
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.
So unique, this looks heavenly!
It was delicious, thanks so much.