Sukkot Apple and Pear Spread

Make the most of in-season apples and pears in this easy alternative to apple or pear butter.

Serves: 96Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 1 day 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 96


  • 4 large apples, cored and sliced
  • 4 large pears, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ packed cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. ground allspice


  • Place all ingredients into a 4-quart slow cooker. Cook on low for 12 hours. Uncover and cook on low for an additional 12 hours or until thick and most of the liquid has evaporated.
  • Allow to cool completely, then pour into a food processor and purée. Pour into clean glass jars. Refrigerate for up to 6 weeks.