Slow-Cooker Pear Butter

Enjoy pear season all year long! Drizzle over some fresh fruit salad for a sweet addition to a traditional breakfast favorite.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 1 dayDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 8 pears of any variety, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 2 cups water
  • ¾ cup honey
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 whole star anise
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg


  • Place all the ingredients in a 6-quart slow cooker, cover, and cook on low for 12 hours.
  • Uncover and cook on low for an additional 12 hours, until thick and most of the liquid has been absorbed.
  • Allow to cool and remove the star anise before puréeing in a blender. Store in airtight canning jars.