Spiced Apple-Pear Butter

Serves 16

Autumn is prime-time for organic apples and pears. Made with warm spices and a hint of maple, this organic harvest season condiment will complement a pork roast, a goat cheese sandwich or toast.

Ingredients: 
  • 2 pounds mixed organic apples such as Fuji, Gala and Honeycrisp, peeled and cored
  • 1 pound organic Bartlett pears, peeled and cored
  • 1/2 cup organic apple juice or cider, or water
  • 1/2 teaspoon organic cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon organic ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons organic grade A dark amber maple syrup
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Method: 

Cut apples and pears into 1-inch chunks. Place in a medium saucepan with juice, cinnamon and ginger. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until fruit is very soft, about 30 minutes. Stir in maple syrup and continue to simmer until very thick, about 1 hour, stirring occasionally. During the last 15 minutes, stir more frequently to prevent sticking and burning. Mash with a fork or, for a smoother consistency, puree in a food processor. Serve warm or store refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: 2 Tablespoons, 50 calories (0 from fat), 0g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 11g sugar), 0g protein
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