Food & Drink Recipes

Cranberry Pear Butter

Tue Jan 25

You’ve probably heard of apple butter? But have you tried cranberry pear butter? Prepare to have your mind blown!

This recipe by US Cranberries combines pears and cranberries with warm yummy spices transform into a delicious thick butter that makes a fantastic breakfast spread. It’s also a fantastic topping for cheese, or mix it into your yogurt or granola.

Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!


  • 1.5 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 5 medium-size ripe Bartlett pears, peeled, cored, and cut into cubes (about 4 cups)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup 100% pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar


  • Place all ingredients in a lightly greased slow cooker and mix until combined.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4 hours, or until pears are tender.
  • Transfer 2 cups of mixture to a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid and secure lid on blender. Place a towel over opening of lid and process until smooth, about 30 seconds. Transfer to a bowl. Repeat blending process until all of the mixture is a smooth, butter-like consistency. Return mixture to slow cooker.
  • Uncovered, cook pear mixture on high heat in slow cooker for 3-4 hours, or until desired thickness achieved, stirring occasionally.
  • Turn off heat and let pear cranberry butter cool to room temperature. Spoon the mixture into sterile containers. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.