A few weeks ago, my grandmother called me to ask if I would be interested in taking any pears. A former neighbor of her's had called telling her how their pear trees in their yard were just overflowing with ripe fruit, and they hated to see all of it just fall to the ground and rot. So my grandmother had already planned to head over with my grandfather and do a little pear picking when she had called me.
Did I want some?? Ummmmm.. yeah!
Now what to do with an overabundance of pears? Do what I do when I have a lot of apples after apple picking- make slow cooker fruit butter! :)
- 12 medium pears, peeled, cored, & chopped
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 1 cup apple juice
- 2 whole cinnamon sticks
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp cardamom