Pear-Apple-Cardamom butter in process

Ooh, remember that Melissa Clark recipe I discovered and mentioned a couple Wednesdays ago? It's bubbling away on the stove now, having been through the initial cook and pass through the food mill. It's the loveliest color of pink (I used red Bartletts for the pears) and the cardamom aroma is delicious. It's like comfort molecules are suspended in the air throughout my home- a treat, yes?

PS- the grape compote recipe is posted AND it does freeze and thaw beautifully. I tested it, and you'd never know. FAB!