I love Jamie’s recipes. They are full of flavor and quick and easy. Always with impressive results. Sweet pears, fragrant warming spices and crisp pastry make this dessert a delicious holiday dessert without a lot of fuss.
The butter crock, also known as a butter bell or butter keeper, dates back to 19th century France. It is a two-piece contraption that keeps butter fresh on the counter for up to 30 days. The water should be as close to or touching the butter as possible. This device keeps butter smooth and spreadable for whenever you need it. While you can in theory keep it out all the time. I always put mine in the fridge overnight and take out in the morning when I make coffee.