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Place this spread in decorative jars for gifts, but save some for yourself -- it's great on toast or pancakes.

Source: Everyday Food, December 2010
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  • MS11668159
    17 OCT, 2013
    Just made my first batch. Deee-licious! A few changes though. First, I accidentally did the first 4 hours on low. Then when I went to put it in the food processor at the half-way point, I strained & reserved approximately 1 cup of the juices because of the previous comments about it being a little too runny. Otherwise easy and though I haven't tried it on anything it was delicious licking the last little bits off the spoon. Can't wait for breakfast now!
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  • Daniel Amyx
    23 MAR, 2013
    Worried about the consistancy, I added some prunes which made it just the right thickness to make granola with.
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  • Phwoosh
    4 JAN, 2013
    After reading the reviews, I decided to turn the heat to low and simmer it for 2 additional hours with the lid off. It gave it the perfect consistency, but it also reduced what I got by half. Instead of 6 cups, I got just over 3. Worth the tradeoff? I'll let the people I give it to decide.
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  • GldnGrl72
    18 AUG, 2012
    Too runny. I was looking for a consistancy of something heartier than a sauce/puree. Perhaps I will try draining the pear juice prior to throwing them into the crockpot.
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  • JShoe64
    28 FEB, 2012
    I've not made this, but it sounds wonderful. Amy, since you said it turned out more like a "sauce" than a "butter". Do you think it it cooked longer or with the lid 1/2 off it would thicken up to be more of a butter or do you think it is missing something to thicken like corn starch?
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  • AmyGressell
    5 JAN, 2012
    I made 15 beautiful jars for Christmas gifts this year. Mine turned out more like "sauce" than "butter" but it was still easy and delicious!
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  • jjwelsh72
    5 NOV, 2011
    I made this last year and intend to make it again this year. It's a very easy recipe and the end result is incredibly delicious.
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  • titab
    2 MAR, 2011
    This was very easy to make and my kitchen smelled wonderful all day while it cooked. I reduced the sugar from one cup to 1/2 cup as I don't like things too sweet. The flavor was good, but the sweetness was still pretty intense. The brown sugar kind of overpowered the flavor of the fruit. Next time I will reduce the sugar further to 1/4 cup.
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