Spiced Apple-Pear Sauce

  • prep time10 min
  • total time 30 min
  • serves 4

The natural sweetness of fresh apples and pears makes this homemade sauce a standout over the store-bought version. Lemon juice adds brightness and keeps the fruit from browning, and cinnamon and nutmeg lend warm spice notes.

8 Ratings
Directions for: Spiced Apple-Pear Sauce

Ingredients

3 McIntosh apples, peeled, cored and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces

3 ripe Bartlett pears, peeled, cored and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces

1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

6 cinnamon sticks

¼ tsp ground nutmeg

1 - 2 Tbsp sugar

Directions

1. Combine the apples, pears, lemon juice, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/4 cup water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until the apples and pears are very soft but still a bit chunky, 15 to 20 minutes. Taste the mixture and add the remaining tablespoon of sugar if desired.

2. Remove the sauce from the heat and stir a few times until the sauce is well combined with small chunks. Cool to room temperature. Remove the cinnamon sticks and serve. (For a smoother sauce, remove from heat, remove the cinnamon sticks and then whisk the mixture until smooth before cooling.)

Tips and Substitutions

This recipe can be prepared several days in advance and refrigerated in an airtight container. Let it stand at room temperature for a few hours before serving.

Source and Credits

Courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

See more: Fall, Fruit, Snack


https://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/spiced-apple-pear-sauce/19404/

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