Slow Cooker Pear Butter

Sweet, tangy and perfect on everything, this easy Slow Cooker Pear Butter is a treat to eat and make. So simple….just dump and go. Fantastic served with your cheese platter or with a pile of breakfast muffins. 

This easy to make Slow Cooker Pear Butter is like fall in a jar, perfect on everything.

Happy Hump Day!  I have a crazy busy week and am so glad it’s almost over.  I’m prepping for a news segment tomorrow where we’ll talk about Halloween pre-gaming….something I like to host each year before we go out trick or treating. We’ll talk about that more later…AND I have to get new tires on Friday but really, I want to go to lunch with my friend Allie and do a little shopping. That’s way more fun than tires.  Don’t ya think?  AND I’ve been trying to get caught up on the new show This is Us.  Have you seen it?  I have, three times already, caught the first 20 minutes of the first episode and then my plans are foiled by a barking dog that sees creepy clowns….a five year old boy who’s afraid of going to bed suddenly….a 21 year old daughter who’s getting used to the working world.  Someday…I’ll be able to turn on a show and watch it start to finish without forgetting I was watching it in the first place due to interruption.  Or cooking something low and slow without interruption….like this Slow Cooker Pear Butter.

This easy to make Slow Cooker Pear Butter is like fall in a jar, perfect on everything.

It doesn’t matter if you’re interrupted when you’re making this Slow Cooker Pear Butter because it’s about 5 minutes of hands on time.  That’s it.  Peel, slice, core…toss into the pot.  Sprinkle with some cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.  Lid it up, turn on high and go binge watch your favorite show…if you dare.  I used to love to get this started before I left for work in the morning because the aroma you’re greeted with when you get home is completely intoxicating.  It smells like fall moved into your house while you were slaving away in a cubicle….better than any Yankee candle, if you ask me.

This easy to make Slow Cooker Pear Butter is like fall in a jar, perfect on everything.

This super easy Slow Cooker Pear Butter is great spread on your morning toast with a cup of coffee.  Or slathered on your pancakes, or spread on a crusty sourdough grilled cheese sandwich. It’s also a wonderful addition to your cheese platter at holiday gatherings…or pack it in a fancy jar, tie with some twine and gift it to your favorite hostess with a loaf of homemade bread. You can even sub out the Apple Butter in this easy bar recipe or these pulled pork sliders with stellar results.  It’s your call.

Slow Cooker Pear Butter

Course: Condiment, sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: slow cooker pear butter
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 6 cups
Calories: 255 kcal
Author: Kellie

Super easy to make Pear Butter comes together easily with the help of a slow cooker!



  • 5 pounds pears peeled, sliced and cored
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Place all ingredients in the bottom of a slow cooker or crock pot and stir to combine. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
  2. Transfer the pear mixture to a blender and puree until smooth.
  3. Transfer the pear butter to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Pear Butter
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 255
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 450mg13%
Carbohydrates 67g22%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 45g50%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 95IU2%
Vitamin C 16.3mg20%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

15 comments on “Slow Cooker Pear Butter”

  1. I do apple butter in the crock pot and I love the way it makes the house smell. Pear butter sounds so versatile!

  2. I’ve never had pear butter but it sure sounds wonderful!

  3. Confession- I just might like pear butter better than apple butter in the fall! 🙂 This looks amazing!

  4. I make something like this every pear season – soooo yummy! I love the packaging for gifts – so cute!

  5. Love that this is only five minutes of hands on time!

  6. Oh yum! I’ve made apple butter a couple of times before, but for whatever reason, I haven’t gotten around to trying pear butter before… love how this one uses the slow cooker for maximum flavour with minimum effort. That’s my kind of recipe!

  7. Can you freeze the pear butter for later once it’s been made?

  8. Can this be canned using a water bath? Thinking of using to put in Christmas gift baskets.

  9. Can you use canned pears?

    • I haven’t tried it with canned pears but my assumption would be, yes, but you may not need to cook them as long. And be sure to use pears that are packed in water or juice…not syrup.

  10. I have a freezer full
    Of pears.  Can you use frozen pears?

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