Bypass regular butter and whip up this sweet spread instead. This fall favorite pear butter is great stirred into oatmeal, Greek yogurt, or cottage cheese. It’s also a wonderful spread over pancakes or dolloped on top of frozen yogurt. Maybe even try it over almond butter on toast. Delish any time of day!

This new Royal Riviera® Pear butter recipe was developed by Gina Homolka from Skinnytaste. You can find more delicious recipes in her new cookbook coming out October 2016.

Easy Slow Cooker Pear Butter

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  • Place the pears in a slow cooker and sprinkle brown sugar and raw sugar on top.
  • Cut the vanilla bean in half lengthwise and scrape the seeds into the slow cooker. Stir well and add the vanilla bean pod halves.
  • Cover and cook on high for 4 hours, stirring once halfway, until the pears are tender and dark brown.
  • Uncover, remove the vanilla pod halves, and purée with an immersion blender.
  • Cook on high, uncovered, for 3 hours, and stir occasionally until thickened.
  • Serve warm or cold.


The pear butter will keep well in an airtight container in the refrigerator for at least 1 week. Enjoy!
Author: Gina Homolka
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: German
Keyword: apple
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Gina's blog Skinnytaste ( features delicious, healthy, low fat, family-friendly recipes several times per week. The blog began in 2008 with a mission to blend her two passions, great food and beautiful photography.

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    I visited your flagship store in Medford just the other day, and was pretty surprised to learn that you do not produce a pear butter. Amazing! Other than this recipe (which looks very good), it’s hard to believe that Harry and David cannot offer a signature pear butter. You stock apple butter, even! It seems like an insult to the pear, honestly.

    We found several other types of fruit butters and brought a few home. But, really: in times of the year when fresh pears are not available, wouldn’t it be great to have jars of pear butter on hand?

    Thank you for accepting my good-humored, well-intended input. This year, pear butter will be on my own “to make” list! My husband asks for very little, and it was the one thing he thought of looking for during our visit.

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