Raisin Pear Butter

You’re about to change the way you think about butter forever! This raisin pear butter is a savoury spread that goes great on almost any sandwich or as a toast topping. And best of all? California Raisins will add potassium and fibre without adding fat or sodium.
  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time25 min
  • Total Time35 min
  • Yield2 cups (8 servings)
  • Serving Size2 tablespoons
  • Energy80 cal


    • 2 pears, peeled, cored and cut into 1-inch chunks
    • 2 cups California raisins
    • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
    • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
    • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • Pinch salt



    Total Time: 35 min (+ 30 min standing time) 

    Into medium saucepan, add pears, raisins, 1/3 cup water, lemon juice, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg and salt; cook, stirring occasionally, and bring a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 to 25 minutes or until raisins are plump and softened, pear is very tender and most of the liquid has been evaporated. Let cool completely.  

    Transfer to food processor and blend until smooth. Store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. 

    Note: Use raisin pear butter as a sandwich spread. Spread on thick slices of toasted bread. Top with pear slices, dark chocolate chips and drizzle of liquid honey if desired. Use also as a savory spread on grilled cheese sandwiches or ham sandwiches with sharp (old) Cheddar cheese, mustard, lettuce and pickles.   

    • Nutrition Facts Per Serving

    • 16 servings per container
    • Serving Size2 tablespoons
    • Amount per serving
    • Calories80
    • % Daily Value*
    • Total Fat0 g0%
    • Saturated Fat0 g0%
    • Trans Fat0 g
    • Cholesterol0 mg0%
    • Sodium10 mg0.43%
    • Total Carbohydrate21 g7.64%
    • Dietary Fiber2 g7.14%
    • Total Sugars15 g
    • Protein1 g2%
    • Calcium10 mg0.77%
    • Iron0.4 mg2.22%
    • Potassium200 mg4.26%