Recipe For Pear And Lemon Butter

Fruit butters are made from fruit pulp and have a soft, spreadable texture. You can use pear and lemon butter on scones like I did, or with cold meats. Use on a cheese board for something different or as a substitute for chutney.

Pear And Lemon Butter
Pear And Lemon Butter
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Dave and I are applying for a Visa to travel to the United Kingdom. It is not cost-effective to get one that is valid for longer than 6 months. We have two visits coming up, one in October and another in February. To that end we had to leave our Visa appointment as late as possible as the Visa is valid from when they place it into your passport. We have been through this process a few times already and last time they sent back a lot of our paperwork. I filed it for future use, and completely forgot about it. It was only after I made copies of all our previous Visas that I found the documents. They need to know each and every country we have visited for the past 10 years. This time there was a new requirement.

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We have been asked to provide proof that a family member will be staying in South Africa while we are out of the country. So, I have to get a letter from my mom saying that they will be here from October to February and Dave has to get one from his son. Now, what proof is there of us coming back just because we have family members here? I find this totally ridiculous, and just a waste of paper. This year I have a folder with Big Ben on it. All the returned copies will be saved there for next time. If there is a next time! I didn’t think after my disastrous attempt at making apple butter there would ever be a next time. But challenged to make a fruit butter, and having learnt how fructose behaves, I made a pear and lemon butter. I am so glad that I did as I have mastered a new skill.

Pear And Lemon Butter

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Pear And Lemon Butter
 
This fruit butter is delicious spread on scones and topped with clotted cream.
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Ingredients
  • 500g pears
  • 150mls water
  • 1 lemon, rind scrubbed
  • 75g coconut sugar
  • 300g fructose
Method
  1. Place the pears and water into a sauce pan
  2. Add the juice of the lemon and then roughly chop up the peel
  3. Place the chopped peel into the pan and stir
  4. Bring to the boil over a medium to high temperature
  5. Reduce the temperature, cover the pan and simmer for an hour
  6. Use a potato masher to mash the fruit into a pulp
  7. Press the pulp through a chinois and weigh it *
  8. Place into a clean sauce pan and stir in the sugar and fructose
  9. Continue sturring over a low temperature until the sugar and fructose have dissolved
  10. Increase the temperature and bring to a boil
  11. Reduce the temperature and simmer for an hour, stirring occasionally
  12. When thickened to a creamy consistency transfer to warmed sterilized glass jars
  13. Secure the lid on the jar and leave to cool
  14. Refrigerate and use within 3 months of making
My Notes
* mine weighed 500g and you need 375g of sugar per 500g of pulp

 

This is my submission to this month’s  The Food In Jars Mastery Challenge 

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14 thoughts on “Recipe For Pear And Lemon Butter

  1. I haven’t had pear butter, but I am so much loving the sound of this pear and lemon butter. Adding coconut sugar sounds like a lovely idea here.
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    1. I am so sad mine is finished!

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  2. Terence applied for a 10 year visa and they asked for so much stuff I nearly went nuts. The boys and I have British passports so we are lucky. Interesting recipe for something I have not heard of before.

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    1. The amount of information they want is ridiculous. Next time if we can afford it I shall apply for 10 year Visas.

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  3. Wow! this butter sounds fabulous Tandy, love this combo. Also did not know that there was so much info needed for a visa, must make it tough to travel.
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    1. It is the waste of paper that bothers me most.

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  4. Great idea as a substitute for chutney!
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    1. I must try it that way still 🙂

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  5. I know I’ve never tasted pear and lemon butter, but I sure would like to. I sounds yummy.

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    1. It is super yummy 🙂

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  6. I am very surprised to hear about the regulations for the UK and countries you have visited in the past ten years. Being an Australian it is not difficult but I had a similiar incident when I needed a tourist visa for India!
    We have to go to the US for a family wedding in September 2018 and I am reluctant to take a food tour to Iran before it. Maybe after it! Good Luck!

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    1. I certainly would not go to Iran before applying for a US Visa. I am amazed you needed a tourist Visa for India.

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