This could NOT have been easier! Believe me when I say if I can do it, you can too:)
Here's a little background on why this is exciting: My oldest can't tolerate most fruits but LOVES pears. We have peanut butter sandwhiches every day for lunch (working on that)
A freind called and said she had tons of pears for me--could I come over and make pear butter? Wouldn't ya know it--I couldnt leave. So she, the amazing, amazing, person that she is, brought them to me. We stood and chatted while my daughter chopped them and put them in the crock pot. I added one cup of water and let them cook overnight.
Later that night dear friend, who makes things happen for me, brought over lemons from another freind's tree and a ricer.
Next day, I let the pears cool and my son ran them through the ricer. Dont know if that would happen again but both older sons were very excited about the ricer. Then the same son juiced enough lemons to get 2/3 of a cup of lemon juice. I also added 8 cups of sugar and a tsp. of nutmeg. Then, I again let it cook in the crockpot overnight.
Next day, I left the glorious mixture cool and poured it into a variety of freezer containers.
There you have it. Texhnically took two days but not much effort and I now have a more exciting peanut butter sandwhich AND feel like I actually accomplished something above maintenance and survivial:)
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