Pear Applesauce

pear applesauce Condiment
Pear Applesauce
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 8

Fresh, juicy pears add a delectable new flavor note to applesauce, and this rich and fruity recipe is a cinch to whip up. MORE+ LESS-

Sarah Caron
Created June 29, 2011


ripe Anjou pears, peeled, diced
sweet cooking apples, peeled, diced
tablespoons fresh lemon juice (1 medium)
tablespoon honey
cup water


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  • 1
    In 3-quart saucepan, mix pears, apples, lemon juice and honey until well combined. Stir in water.
  • 2
    Cover; heat to boiling over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes.
  • 3
    Uncover; mash pears and apples with potato masher; stir well. Continue cooking, uncovered, about 10 minutes longer or until most of water has evaporated. Cool slightly before serving. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • Too determine if an Anjou pear is ripe, press gently at the top of the pear near the stem. If it yields and springs back, it’s ready to eat.
  • Cut the apples last so that they have the least chance of browning.

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