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Pear Butter

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From EatingWell:  February/March 2005, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

Simmering pears in pear nectar (available in the natural-foods section of supermarkets) and then reducing the puree until thickened produces an exceptionally rich-tasting spread that contains no added fat or sugar. It is a great item to have on hand; spread it on toast or layer it with vanilla yogurt and top with nuts for a quick dessert or snack. If you have a good supply of pears, feel free to double the recipe, using a large saucepan.

About 1 cup | Active Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Place pears and pear nectar in a heavy medium saucepan; bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the pears are very tender, 30 to 35 minutes. Cooking time will vary depending on the ripeness of the pears.
  2. Mash the pears with a potato masher. Cook, uncovered, over medium-low heat, stirring often, until the puree has cooked down to a thick mass (somewhat thicker than applesauce), 20 to 30 minutes. Stir almost constantly toward the end of cooking. Scrape the pear butter into a bowl or storage container and let cool.

Nutrition

Per tablespoon : 22 Calories; 0 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 0 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 6 g Carbohydrates; 0 g Protein; 1 g Fiber; 1 mg Sodium; 33 mg Potassium

1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1/2 fruit

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