Pear Sauce (Or Apple)

Pear or applesauce is really easy to make and a fantastic way to use up fall fruit. Combine apples and pears together, or use different varieties of apples or pears to change the flavour; just be aware that some varieties may take longer to cook than others. 

Pear Sauce (or Apple)

I’ve used the pear version of this sauce here, but you can easily substitute apples. This sauce is a great way to use up extra pears or apples that you may have lying around in the fall. Add some cinnamon or apple pie spice to the finished product and you have a tasty and healthy snack. Or use it in an apple cake or any other baked good that uses applesauce for moisture and flavour.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Cooling Time10 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snacks
Keyword: Apples, Pears


  • Blender


  • 6 small Bartlett pears
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Put pears and water in a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat. 
  • When the water starts to simmer, cover the pot and reduce the heat. 
  • Cook for about 7-10 minutes, depending on the ripeness and size of the pear pieces. Riper fruit and smaller pieces cook down faster. When you can easily pierce the fruit with a fork, it is done. (Apples may take longer to cook and may need more water so they don’t dry out while cooking.)
  • Let the pears cool in the water, then puree in a blender or in the pot with an immersion blender.
  • The sauce keeps for 3-5 days in the fridge. 


Pear image by Aputin308 |

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