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Apple Pear Maple Butter

Yields 3 cups
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword sauce
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 16
Author Cherry on My Sundae


  • 1 ½ pounds fuji mcintosh or braeburn apples
  • 1 ½ pounds bartlett pears
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon ground
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • cup brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  • Peel and core apples and pears, discarding seeds. Cut into small chunks. Place in a medium sauce pot and bring to a boil over medium heat, uncovered. Cook until the apples and pears have softened, about 20 minutes.
  • Puree fruit until smooth using food mill or blender. Transfer back into the sauce pot and add remaining ingredients from apple cider - vanilla extract. Simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. Continue to cook for 45 minutes - 1 hour or until the sauce has thickened and become almost like a paste. Remove from heat and cool. Store in sterilized canning jars.