{recipe} Rosemary Pear Butter

by Danielle Omar on November 1, 2011

If you’re a fan of pumpkin, apple, or even fig butter, you must try this rosemary pear butter.   A client of mine sent me the recipe last year and I’ve been dying to try it ever since.  My house smelled amazing while it was cooking up…but I really love anything with rosemary!  After tasting it, next time I would use much less honey (if any?) than the recipe calls for, and it would be just as delicious!  What do you think?

A few simple ingredients

the finished product, ready for the fridge

or a muffin!

Here’s the recipe…enjoy!

Rosemary Pear Butter


  • 1 jar of Trader Joe’s Pears with the juice  (or 2 cups fresh chopped pears + 2 cups of pear nectar)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 drop fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup wildflower honey

Cook pears for 30 minutes, then add rosemary, honey and cinnamon. Continue cooking for an additional 10 minutes. Once the mixture has cooled slightly remove the rosemary and add the lemon juice. Puree in food processor or use immersion blender. Store in individual containers and freeze or it will keep in refrigerator for several weeks.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Mix into cottage cheese or Greek yogurt, top with toasted walnuts
  • Stir into oatmeal
  • Brush onto baked ham
  • Make a spread for crackers with  fresh ricotta or blue cheese
  • Spread onto pancakes, waffles or French toast

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Shari brooks November 2, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Um, this sounds amazing! I am going to try this recipe tonight. I just finished making many batches for Apple Butter and realized the hard way that quite often, when stewing with Frits, you really don’t need much honey or sugar at all! There’s enough natural sugar in the fruit themselves! Thanks for this.


2 Danielle Omar November 2, 2011 at 1:33 pm

You are welcome! I had never made a fruit butter before and I don’t have a super strong sweet tooth so I would definitely skip the honey or just use a Tbsp or two next time. I think it would be a bit thicker and still just as tasty!


3 Elana November 2, 2011 at 1:47 pm

YUM! This sounds soooo good. I’ve never made my own spreads before either, but this looks so easy…I’ll have to try it.


4 EA-The Spicy RD November 2, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Super delicious Danielle! I have tons of rosemary growing in my garden, so I’m always looking for ways to incorporate in to recipes. This is definitely going on my to make list, and I will take your word and cut way back on the honey. Your idea to serve it on crackers with ricotta sounds fabulous!


5 Danielle Omar November 3, 2011 at 1:51 am

Great, EA! Let me know how the low sugar version comes out! ;-)


6 Nour Zibdeh December 12, 2012 at 4:24 pm

That looks great Danielle. I’ve never made fruit butters, and I’m sure they will get a thumbs up with my kids!


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