The main benefits of making pear sauce at home include the fact that it cannot be purchased in stores, that it is incredibly delicious and flavorful, and that it is impossible to beat our delicious apple pear sauce recipe.
Here is 3 recipe(s):
Spiced Apple-Pear Sauce
This homemade sauce excels over the pre-made variety due to the inherent sweetness of fresh apples and pears. Lemon juice brightens and prevents browing of the fruit, while cinnamon and nutmeg add warm spice notes.
Prep: 0 10min0
Total: 0 50min0
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 of 4 servings
Serving Size 1 of 4 servings, 189 calories, 1 g of saturated fat, 48 g of total carbohydrates, 10 g of fiber, 33 g of sugar, 1 g of protein, 0 mg of cholesterol, and 3 mg of sodium.
- 3 McIntosh apples, peeled, cored and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
- Peeled, cored, and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces, three ripe Bartlett pears.
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 6 cinnamon sticks
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar
- In a medium saucepan, combine the apples, pears, lemon juice, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 1/4 cup water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook the apples and pears under cover for 15 to 20 minutes on medium-low heat, or until they are very soft but still have some chunks. If desired, taste the mixture and add the final tablespoon of sugar.
- Remove the sauce from the heat and give it a few more stirs to incorporate some small chunks. Cool to room temperature. Remove the cinnamon sticks and serve. (To make a smoother sauce, turn the heat off, take the cinnamon sticks out, and whisk the mixture until it’s smooth before letting it cool. ).
Homemade Spiced Pear Applesauce Recipe
The softer & riper the pears, the better the flavor. Same for the apples. The apples will be ideal for this pear-apple sauce even if they are slightly mealy and still have a good flavor. Makes about 1 qt.
Serving Size: 1 serving
Nutritional information per serving: calories 108 kcal, carbohydrates 28, protein 1, fat 1, saturated fat 1, sodium 4, fiber 5, sugar 20, and sugar.
- Pears, 2 pounds (910g), cored, peeled, and cut into chunks measuring 1″
- Apples, 1 pound (455 g), peeled, cored, and cut into chunks of 1″
- 2 tablespoons (30g) packed brown sugar (, or to taste)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground clove ( or nutmeg)
- 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup (120ml) water
- lemon zest (, from 1 medium lemon)
- In a sauce pan, combine the pear, apple, brown sugar, cinnamon, clove, ginger, vanilla extract, water, and lemon zest. Heat over medium-high heat until the mixture reaches a simmer. Turn down the heat and let the mixture simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the pear and apple chunks are soft and tender. The amount of time required to cook depends on how ripe the pears and apples are.
- When sauce has cooled, mash or purée it in a food processor or blender until it has the desired texture.
Homemade Apple Pear Sauce
This homemade pear sauce is flavored with vanilla, a hint of apple, and fresh pears. This sauce can be customized to your preferences by varying the flavorings and making it chunky or smooth.
Serving Size: 1 serving
Nutritional Information: 1 serving contains 68 kcal of calories, 18 g of carbohydrates, 1 mg of sodium, 3 g of fiber, and 11 g of sugar.
- 6 large ripe-firm pears
- 2 sweet apples (see note)
- 1/3 cup water, apple juice or pear juice
- 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise (optional (see notes))
- Peel and core the apples and pears. Cut the apples slightly smaller than the pears (the apples will take a little longer to cook, so the difference in size will help them finish cooking at the same time) and the pears into large bite-sized chunks.
- Bring the apples, pears, water, and vanilla bean to a boil in a medium saucepan. Simmer, covered, for 25–30 minutes with medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. You might need to add more water during the cooking process depending on how much moisture your fruit contains. Add a few tablespoons of water if it seems dry or is sticking to the bottom.
- Remove the lid after 25 minutes and let the mixture simmer uncovered for another 15 minutes or so, or until the fruit is soft and mashable. Continue to add more water, if necessary. Just let the mixture simmer uncovered until the extra liquid evaporates if you unintentionally add too much water.
- Remove the vanilla bean and allow to cool slightly. Squeeze the remaining seeds into the applesauce with your fingers, then throw away the pod. Apples and pears can be blended into a smooth sauce using an immersion blender or mashed with a potato masher into a chunky sauce.
How-To Make Apple Pear Sauce with Liz Alpern: Hanukkah Spectacular
What to add to applesauce to make it taste better?
- Add maple syrup. A generous drizzle of maple syrup will add rich, amber undertones and increase the sweetness of your applesauce.
- Add browned butter. Butter that has been browned by toasting its milk solids has a nutty, rich aroma.
- Add cayenne pepper. …
- Add dried fruit.
How do you thicken a pear sauce?
Add cornstarch to fruit sauces that need thickening. To prevent cornstarch from clumping in the boiling fruit mixture, always combine it with a cool liquid before adding.
Why do you add lemon juice to applesauce?
While optional, a little lemon juice slows oxidation, and a dash of salt aids in the breakdown of the apples. Water is the customary liquid, but if you prefer something with even more apple flavor, try apple cider or unsweetened apple juice instead.
What makes the best applesauce?
- Cortland. …
- Crispin. …
- Fuji. …
- Golden Delicious. …