Ginger Cardamom Pear Butter

Ginger Cardamom Pear Butter Randy Mayor


  • 4 cups coarsely chopped peeled Bartlett pear (about 2 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


Place pears in a blender or food processor; process until smooth. Combine pear puree, sugar, and remaining ingredients in a medium sauté pan over medium heat; bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Cook 3 hours or until mixture is thick.

  • Yield: 1 1/4 cups (serving size: 1 tablespoon)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 72
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 1%
Fat per serving: 0.1g
Saturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 0.2g
Carbohydrate per serving: 18.9g
Fiber per serving: 1.8g
Cholesterol per serving: 0.0mg
Iron per serving: 0.1mg
Sodium per serving: 30mg
Calcium per serving: 6mg

Good to Know

Spread this fruity butter on muffins or whole grain baguettes and savor the flavors of pear and ginger.