Saturday, September 24, 2011

Apple Pear Butter

Fall is definitely in the air but it was a sunny day today.  I baked a large pumpkin and froze 8 - 1 cup packages and made some apple pear butter both of which made the house smell wonderful.

Apple Pear Butter

6 large pears, peeled, cored and diced
6 large Fuji apples, peeled, cored and diced
8 large Red Delicious Apples, peeled, cored and diced
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp allspice

Peel, core and dice all fruit and put into slow cooker.  Cook on high for 1/2 hour and then turn down to low.  Cook until soft.  Run fruit through fruit mill and return to slow cooker.  Add in sugar and spices and cook until thickened.  Can while still hot.

Yield: 7 half pints