Maple syrup adds a nice flavor to the apples and pears. I have actually used a variety of different apples, depending on what I had on hand, with the same great results. The apple/pear sauce can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks or frozen for up to 6 months.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine Cortland apples, Golden Delicious apples, and Bartlett pears together in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Add water, cinnamon, and nutmeg to the apple-pear mixture and toss to coat.

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  • Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap and cut a 1-inch slot in the center of the plastic wrap to allow steam to escape.

  • Cook apple mixture in the microwave on high for 10 minutes. Carefully remove and discard plastic wrap. Stir apple mixture. Cook in the microwave on high until fruit is hot and tender, another 6 minutes.

  • Stir maple syrup into fruit mixture. Cool completely before refrigerating.

Cook's Notes:

If you like your fruit mixture smooth, mash with a fork or potato masher.

Nutrition Facts

119 calories; protein 0.6g 1% DV; carbohydrates 31.6g 10% DV; fat 0.3g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 3.3mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2014
I am the submitter of this recipe. If you want to lessen the calories a little bit more you can omit the maple syrup and it still comes out great! I have even added 1 tsp. apple pie spice instead of the cinnamon nutmeg and maple syrup. It's like eating apple pie without the crust. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2014
I am the submitter of this recipe. If you want to lessen the calories a little bit more you can omit the maple syrup and it still comes out great! I have even added 1 tsp. apple pie spice instead of the cinnamon nutmeg and maple syrup. It's like eating apple pie without the crust. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2016
Great recipe! Where I was missing a few ingredients (pears and maple syrup) I changed it a bit. I used the apples I had on hand (3 med Golden Delicious 10 tennis ball sized Red Delicious) 1/4 cup water 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg and 2 tsp Truvia sweetener. I microwaved it in a Rubbermaid bowl with the cover loosely placed on top for the suggested time. It came out smelling and tasting great!! I will definitely make again. Next time I'll use the pears and maple syrup. Read More