I love spreads of all kinds, especially ones that cover both a savoury and sweet craving.

The best news about this “butter” is that it actually isn’t butter at all. It’s more of a jam and you can change the flavour profile by adding a nub of ginger, a tsp of cinnamon, ground cardamom, nutmeg or a pinch of cayenne.

Pine nuts have more plant-based protein than any other nut at 25 grams per 1/2 cup, plus they have zinc and magnesium making them great for depleted adrenals. This butter also makes a great gift for the Holli-days and stores in the fridge for up to 2 weeks (the lemon preserves it).

This recipe makes about 1/2 cup of the butter and fills one 8 ounce mason jar. Doubling and

Doubling the recipe will not make a difference to the consistency.

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Ingredients

1 ripe Danjou pear

1 tbsp maple syrup

The juice and zest of one lemon

2 tbsp chia seeds

1/4 cup raw pinenuts

2 tbsp water

pinch or two of pink salt

Combine all ingredients really well in your bender or NutriBullet until creamy and thick.  Allow to thicken and set in the fridge for a min. 30 minutes.  Eat on top of oatmeal, rye toast or even dip chunks of apple into it for a snack with almond butter.

 

Love, G