Photo: Jennifer Causey
Yield
Serves 16 (serving size: 3 tbsp.)

This homemade butter would make a great holiday/hostess gift. Package it up in a cute Mason jar, and tie on a festive ribbon. Add a card that suggests ways to use it.

Ways to enjoy: on its own, as you might enjoy applesauce; on toast, pancakes, or waffles; as a condiment with pork chops; stirred into Greek yogurt or oatmeal. You can store this in the fridge for up to 10 days, and it’ll stay good. The sherry really does enhance the flavor. But if you don’t have sherry, you can just use water.

How to Make It

Peel, core, and chop pears. Place in a Dutch oven with sherry, maple syrup, lemon juice, and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour or until almost all liquid evaporates. Place in a food processor; process until smooth. Stir in cinnamon.

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