Pear Butter with Cardamom
6 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
3 Cups White or Brown Sugar
2 teaspoons Cardamom powder
1 teaspoon salt
Add lemon and sugar to diced pears and let sit for about an hour. You want juice to come out of the pears. Simmer on the stove and add the Cardamom powder and salt. Boil and still, cooking the mixture down until it is thick and the consistency you want. Use a stick blender to mash up the pears once they are falling apart. (I think it is best to let most of the juice cook out before you mash, because the thicker mixer is quicker to scorch.
Taste and adjust seasoning.
Can in water bath for 10 minutes.
Optionally: You can use orange juice for lemon, brown sugar instead of white and nutmeg instead of cardamom. And you can even use apples instead of pears. Have fun!