It’s that time of year when #PumpkinEverything is making its way around the ‘gram and the blogosphere. I’m here to throw a different holiday treat in the mix! This is my mom’s recipe for homemade pear sauce (I’m sharing with permission). It’s a lot like applesauce, but has the spice of the season and uses pears instead! Growing up on the farm, we had several pear trees and always looked forward to this recipe when they were in season. If you try it, I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does! It’s super simple and only requires a few ingredients!
🍐 9 cups of chopped pears (or apples; peeled, cored, and sliced)
🍐 1/2 cup/4 oz apple juice (or other juice; see notes)
🍐 3-4 TBSP lemon juice
🍐 1/8 tsp salt
🍐 Cinnamon and nutmeg, to taste
🍐 Sweetener to taste, optional (see notes).
▶️ Add juice to a large pot and add a layer of pears. Sprinkle with a tablespoon of lemon juice, a little nutmeg and a generous amount of cinnamon. Repeat layers until all the pears are in the pot.
▶️ Sprinkle in salt and stir.
▶️ Bring to a boil over medium heat then turn down and simmer until pears are soft (20-60 minutes, depending on type of pears).
▶️ Add sweetener to taste and mash with potato masher until smooth or chunky as you like.
▶️ Let cool. Store in fridge for up to a week, or it can be frozen in Tupperware containers for 12-18 months. You can also can it!
💡Makes ~72 oz total and yields 18 servings (4 oz each). Macros shown above for a 4 oz serving without sweetener shown.
💡You can use any flavor juice. This year my mom used cranberry for a twist!
💡The sweetener is not necessary, but I recommend tasting it and adding to preference. I like it plain or when my mom adds Splenda to the batch she makes for me. You could also use coconut sugar, honey, maple syrup, or even flavored syrups like Skinny Mixes.
💡Add extracts like maple or coconut for a twist! I love Loranne Oils super strength favors which are different than regular extracts.
💡This can be used in baking as a swap for applesauce, in a #yogurtbowl, in a #proteinshake, or even just as a side dish. I also love it with pb2 on a wrap (see photo for the combo on a Siete foods coconut flour wrap).
💡It makes a great gift or potluck dish!
📌 Pin post for later when you need a FAST holiday recipe with minimal ingredients!
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