So friends, as you may remember, I am a total fan of homemade applesauce. It’s unbeatable…store bought varieties just don’t compare. Not to mention when you make it homemade you’re not stripping away a ton of the nutrients through processing and preserving. I’m just sold on the whole deal, especially considering how simple it is to prepare at home.
Now, theres a couple of kinds of food love, in my book. Theres being a total fan, as I told you I was of the applesauce in the paragraph above. And then theres Hallelujah, over the moon, this-is-out-of-control, party-don’t-stop food love. This Cinnamon Pear Sauce? I would classify it under the latter.
It’s an amazing switch from the predictable old applesauce we all love and I’m telling you, its sweet. Like, I’ll-pass-on-dessert sweet….with only natural sugars. The pears are innately as sweet as it gets, so by adding a little tartness from the apples, a little citrus from the orange juice and some warm, spicy cinnamon and nutmeg? Rad. Spectacular. The party has not been stopping over here since I’ve made it. Because aint no party like a pear sauce party cuz the pear sauce party don’t stop.
Cinnamon Pear Sauce
notes: you can use whatever apples you like in this recipe. I like to use a variety that is sweet but lends a little tartness, too. Granny Smith, McIntosh and Jazz all work great in this.
8 Ripe Pears, cored and diced
2 Apples, peeled, cored and diced *see note above
1/2 Cup Water
1/4 Cup Fresh Orange Juice
1 1/4 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
Place all ingredients in a large saucepan or soup pot. Bring to a gentle boil over medium high heat and stir well. Once at a boil, cover, reduce heat to medium and cook for 30 minutes. Remove the lid and continue to cook over medium heat for an additional 20 minutes. Cool slightly and puree in a blender or food processor until smooth. Store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days or freeze for up to 3 months.