This deliciously smooth spread is called pear "butter" because it's just so creamy and rich. Pears are simmered until tender, then simmered with brown sugar, lemon zest, a tiny pinch of nutmeg and almond extract.
- 2.25kg pears, peeled and cored
- 440g brown sugar
- 125ml water
- Zest of 1 lemon
- Pinch of nutmeg
- 1 tsp. almond extract
Dice the pears and put into a saucepan with the water. Simmer until tender, around 30 minutes. Cool and then liquidise until smooth and return to a clean saucepan.
Add the brown sugar, lemon zest, nutmeg and almond extract. Stir well and simmer over a low heat until thick and buttery, for around 1 hour. Turn out into hot sterilised jars and then seal. Process in a water bath if you like.