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!
1/ Have you ever had pear sauce?
2/ How would you try it?
P.S. You can also email me if you think you might want to work together! We can set up a free discovery call! The goal of my coaching is to get you to a place where you no longer need a coach.
If you are interested in getting a custom set of macros, you can find out more here. If you want something more in-depth which will help you learn #Moderation365 nutrition strategies like #DessertEveryDay and how to eat in a way you love and still get results, you can get 1:1 coaching via my Meal Mastery Mentorship. You can head to this link to find out more.
If you just want to stick your toe in the water and see what it’s like, then my Meal Mastery Nutrition Audit has a 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee! So no excuses!!! Find out about it at this link.
If you are interested in working on a specific habit and need someone to help you troubleshoot, keep you motivated, and hold you accountable, I offer coaching a variety of ways, which you can learn more about here.
My specialty is habit change and my approach is to work on mindset alongside the habit, so that it is healthy and sustainable, and this is best done via 1:1 Coaching which you can learn about here. Whether it involves your health, finances, nutrition, exercise, relationships, or personal growth, habits are the key to success. We are the outcome of what we repeatedly do. Without addressing that, there can be no change. Learn more here!
P.P.S. I will be increasing my 1:1 coaching prices after I have my new #Moderation365 certification. Current clients will be grandfathered in at their current rate as long as they don’t lapse, but for those who are wanting to enroll as a new client, I would do so now if you are on the fence!