Pear applesauce? Papplesauce? Appearsauce? When the apple-pear sauce is served warm, you will not need any additional sugar. As it cools it loses some of the natural sweetness, and you might want to add sugar to taste.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

77 calories; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 20.1g; fat 0.2g; sodium 1.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2013
Very nice. I wasn't sure whether the apples and pears needed peeled, but I did peel them. Maybe next time I'll try without and see. I can be an extremely lazy cook and while I wanted to make applesauce with pears to use up the pears I had, I really didn't feel like cooking it last night, so I put it in the crock pot overnight. I eyeballed ingredients, mixed it up, and left it on low all night. Woke up to a wonderful smelling house. I chose not to puree this but just mashed it with a potato masher in the crock pot so I'd get a chunky applesauce. It worked perfectly, and this is very tasty. I used rather tart apples so was worried I'd need sugar immediately, but it is definitely sweet enough warm not to worry about it. Very nice for breakfast with a side of toast! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2013
Very nice. I wasn't sure whether the apples and pears needed peeled, but I did peel them. Maybe next time I'll try without and see. I can be an extremely lazy cook and while I wanted to make applesauce with pears to use up the pears I had, I really didn't feel like cooking it last night, so I put it in the crock pot overnight. I eyeballed ingredients, mixed it up, and left it on low all night. Woke up to a wonderful smelling house. I chose not to puree this but just mashed it with a potato masher in the crock pot so I'd get a chunky applesauce. It worked perfectly, and this is very tasty. I used rather tart apples so was worried I'd need sugar immediately, but it is definitely sweet enough warm not to worry about it. Very nice for breakfast with a side of toast! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/27/2015
I tried this recipe but instead of water I used pineapple juice. It turned out fantastic. If you like it a little on the sweeter side this is the way to go. Oh, by the way, the pineapple juice also acts as a preservative so the apples /pears don't turn brown. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2013
The pears I used weren't quite sweet enough so I ended up adding maybe a Tbsp of sugar I also added about a 1/4 tsp of salt to accentuate the flavors. Loved the buttery smooth texture of this sauce! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2013
I added cinnamon to taste and a bit of lime juice for punch. Perfect for all of us. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2014
yummy I love bananas, so I added one banana and the flavor really came through. Homemade applesauce is much, much better than store purchased. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2013
Super easy to make and absolutely delicious. I didn't process it though just mashed it manually because we like a chunkier sauce. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2016
I peeled them and did the overnight crockpot idea! My children loved it!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2013
My house smelled absolutely amazing as this sauce simmered on the stove.So easy and economical when apples and pears are in season! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/20/2015
Great recipe and so simple. Absolutely foolproof. I opted for not using my blender and instead just used an Irish Potato masher as i like my apple sauce a bit chunky. i added a wee bit more cinnamon because well I really like cinnamon.;-) Read More
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