Pearsauce Recipe (Applesauce, But With Pears)

Guess what was on sale at the grocery store? Pears! It was buy one, get one FREE on bags of pears, so I picked up two of them. Sadly though, my family hasn’t taken to them as a snack, so I resorted to making something out of them.

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Applesauce is one of my favorite snacks, especially late at night. I keep some in my bedroom, in case I’m tempted to eat the junk food my husband has. So I thought, why not make the same thing, but with those pears that are going bad?

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Thus birthed: Pearsauce! This sweet snack is easy to make, has four ingredients, and is considered clean eating! What can be better? (Not gonna lie, the carbs and sugar could be better)

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Start by cutting the pears into small pieces, discarding the seeds and core pieces.

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Next, throw the pears, cinnamon, vanilla, and maple syrup in a pot and bring to a simmer.

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Allow the mixture to simmer until the pieces are tender, around 20 minutes. Stir every few minutes to prevent the pears from sticking.

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Then use a potato masher to mash the pear pieces to a pulp. Or throw the mixture in the blender, after it’s cooled down.

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All done! Super easy to make.

Pearsauce

Prep Time: 20 minutes. Cook Time: 20 minutes. Total Time: 40 minutes. Yields 10- 1/4 cup servings.

Ingredients

  • 2.5 pounds of pears
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp real maple syrup

Instructions

Prep the pears by washing them down and cutting the tops and bottoms off. Make horizontal cuts into the pears, creating slices. Stack the slices in their original shape and make vertical cuts through all of the slices. If the stacks fall apart, gently put them back together. Turn the pear clockwise and repeat the cuts. This will result in the whole pear being cut into small cubes. Discard the core pieces and seeds. Put the pear pieces in a pot and add remaining ingredients, stirring to combine. Turn burner on to medium heat and bring mixture to a simmer, stirring to prevent burning. Allow the mixture to simmer for 20 minutes, or until the pieces are tender. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Using a potato masher, gently mash the sauce until desired consistency. Store in the fridge.

Notes

  • I didn’t peal my pears before cutting. I thought it was pointless. It’s added time to the prep and the skin is rich in fiber.
  • My mother-in-law makes applesauce often and mentioned she adds water. Maybe pears have more water content, but I didn’t need any.
  • 3 tablespoons of maple syrup did make the sauce really sweet and I wish I stuck to two.

Nutrition

Using the exact measurements listed above, this yielded two and a half cups of sauce, or 10- quarter cup servings. The nutrition listed below is for 1/4 cup of sauce

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Have you ever made pearsauce before? Have you even heard of it before?