Combine shortening and sugar in a mixing bowl. Slowly work in the pear juice. Start with 2 Tbsp, and then add one Tbsp at a time as needed.. Depending on what brand of shortening you use, you may or may not need all of it.
If it’s too sweet for you, add a pinch of salt.
If you prefer to measure your shortening by weight, 1/2 cup equal 4 ounces; 1 cup equals 8 ounces.
This is very yummy on Jude’s Pear-Sorghum Birthday Bread. If you make this to go along with the bread, and make the apple version, substitute apple juice/cider for the pear juice.