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Chunky Pear Sauce

Here’s a question for you: Why should apples get all the glory? Pear sauce is where it’s at, people!

Pears are a wonderful fall fruit too and they’re packed with tons more fiber!

Chunky Pear Sauce Recipe

5-6 pears (variety of your choosing) peeled, cored and cut into 1″ chunks   (I used Bartlett)
1/4 water
pinch of salt
3-4 tablespoons Amaretto
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
freshly grated nutmeg (to taste)

-Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer on medium, low heat until the pears are to your desired consistency.
-At this point, you can mash them further, or leave them a bit chunky as I did.
-Serve this sauce warm or cold.

Chunky Pear Sauce Recipe

We had it warm with dinner because at the time I thought of this brainstorm, it was getting close to dinner and I didn’t have sufficient time to chill the sauce before we ate. 

I think the flavors would even develop more if it had been allowed to chill for a few hours.  Either way, it was still yummy 🙂


So the moral of this story is, the next time you’re thinking applesauce, think pear sauce instead. You’ll be glad you did!

Until we eat again,

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Sunday 2nd of October 2011

oooo this is awesome renee. pear sauce sounds delicious! thanks for submitting your post to #applelove! unfortunately, the apple bloghop is only for posts in october 2011. please feel free to make a new post and participate though! have a great day!


Tuesday 5th of October 2010

Brilliant! I just made applesauce but this looks terrific! Great idea Renee!


Tuesday 5th of October 2010

I was wondering what you were going to make with the Amaretto pic you posted! This sounds so warm and wonderful! I really will have to try it. I love applesauce and have the feeling that I'm going to love your Chunky Pear Sauce. Thank you for posting this Renee.

bridget {bake at 350}

Monday 4th of October 2010

Renee! This sounds amazing!!!



Monday 4th of October 2010

i bet this sauce would be good with some rum too if you didn't have any amaretto on hand. it looks delish! love it!