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)
- 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.
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