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Spiced Pear Sauce | Magnolia Days

Spiced Pear Sauce

A recipe for spiced pear sauce. It is similar to applesauce but made with fresh pears and spiced with vanilla, cinnamon, and ginger. Enjoy as a side or snack.
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Author Renee

Ingredients

  • 4 to 5 large Bartlett pears; peeled cored, and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Seeds from 1/2 vanilla bean

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Loosely cover and reduce heat to medium-low.
  2. Simmer until pears have softened, about 30 to 40 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of water if pears seem too try during cooking.
  4. Transfer cooked pear mixture to a food processor fitted with a knife blade. Process until smooth or desired texture. Stop and scrap down sides of processor bowl as needed.
  5. Spoon into 8-ounce canning jars and wipe rims clean. Seal jars and cool on a wire rack to room temperature. Store in refrigerator and use within 3 weeks.
  6. Alternatively, spoon into a non-reactive plastic or glass storage container. Cool to room temperature, cover, and store in the refrigerator. Use within 5 days.

Recipe Notes

A recipe for spiced pear sauce. It is similar to applesauce but made with fresh pears and spiced with vanilla, cinnamon, and ginger. Enjoy as a side or snack.