There is nothing easier than this pear butter made entirely in a slow cooker. Simply place all of the ingredients in the cooker the night before and wake up to the aromas of fall. After a quick spin in the blender, this recipe is ready to can or freeze!
Cut ripe pears into quarters and remove the core. Slice roughly into ½-inch pieces and place in a 7- or 8-quart slow cooker. Add lemon juice, honey, cinnamon sticks, and ground ginger. Place cloves and cardamon pods in a small cheesecloth bag and add to the pears. Slice vanilla beans in half lengthwise and remove the seeds with the back of a knife. Add seeds and pods to the slow cooker. Turn the cooker on high for 8 hours.