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Pear Apple Butter with Cardamom Spice


A creamy and spicy fruit butter that pairs beautifully with homemade bread, muffins, or pound cakes.

Rate this recipe 4.3/5 (19 Votes)


  • 1 cup butter, salted
  • 1/3 cup plus 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, broken into pieces
  • 2 bartlett pears, cored, skins on, chopped into pieces
  • 1 fuji apple, cored, skin on, chopped into pieces
  • 3/4 teaspoon powdered cardamom
  • 3/4 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1 teaspoon powdered cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • zest from one lemon


Servings 20
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 60mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Pear Apple Butter with Cardamom Spice - Step 1

In a medium saucepan combine butter, honey, cinnamon sticks, pears, and the apple.

Over medium-high heat, bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and continue simmering for one hour.

Step 2

Pear Apple Butter with Cardamom Spice - Step 2

Pour fruit and butter mixture into a blender. Add the cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, brown sugar and heavy cream. Blend until smooth.

Step 3

Pear Apple Butter with Cardamom Spice - Step 3

Return mixture to saucepan and over low, heat until thickened, several minutes. Do not boil.

Step 4

Pear Apple Butter with Cardamom Spice - Step 4

Remove from heat and add vanilla and lemon zest.
Allow to cool in the fridge several hours. Serve with bread, cakes, cookies, or from the spoon!

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  • Eggs
  • Sugar
  • Olive Oil
  • Milk
  • Flour
  • Baking Powder


  1. Separate egg whites from yolk
  2. Whisk egg whites then add sugar, then set aside
  3. Put egg yolks in another bowl and whisk with sugar
  4. Mix  in olive oil and milk
  5. Add whipped egg whites and fold into mixture with a spatula
  6. Divide into two new bowls
  7. Pour cocoa powder into one bowl and vanilla extra into the other
  8. Put vanilla mixture into each well of muffin tin
  9. Add a smaller layer of the cocoa mixture.
  10. Keep layering then top with the smallest layer of vanilla
  11. Put in oven and bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees
  12. Serve!

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