I’ve been making apple pear sauce for the past few weeks, and I’m hooked. It’s so easy to make that you might just want to try it out this fall! You can use any type of apple or pear, but I prefer to go with a mixture of both. The sugars in the fruit are balanced by tart apples like Granny Smiths. If you’re feeling adventurous, add some cinnamon sticks or cloves for extra flavor!
prep: 15 mins cook: 20 mins total: 35 mins Servings: 8 Yield: 8 servings
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 apples, cut into chunks
4 pears, cut into chunks
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ cup water
Heat a skillet over medium heat; add pears, apples, water, and vanilla extract to the hot skillet. Cover and simmer fruit mixture for 10 minutes; remove lid and cook until most of liquid is evaporated and fruit is softened, 10 to 15 more minutes.
Remove skillet from heat and transfer fruit mixture and any remaining liquid to a food processor. Process until smooth; stir in cinnamon. Serve warm or refrigerate up to 4 days.
Per Serving: 77 calories; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 20.1g; fat 0.2g; sodium 1.8mg.