Making apple sauce is a traditional fun fall activity. Once you go apple picking you always tend to end up with more apples than you can eat before they begin to get too ripe. Don’t toss them out! Make homemade apple sauce! We have apple trees and a pear tree, so it’s also a great thing to do with over ripe fruit.
Have you tried apple pear sauce?
It’s just as delicious as apple sauce. Maybe more so!
The kids always really enjoy helping to peel the fruit and make the sauce. The smell is heavenly, as it fills the house with the delicious aroma of apple and cinnamon. The best part is getting to eat it, of course!
Homemade apple pear sauce is delicious on it’s own, as a warm dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and maybe a sprinkle of caramel. It’s great as a side dish with a roast pork dinner, too. It’s super easy to make and is a fall favorite around here.
Homemade Chunky Apple Pear Sauce Recipe
Makes 4 servings
- 3-4 tart apples (I used granny smith) peeled, cored, & cut in chunks
- 3-4 pears (I used Asian pears) peeled, cored, & cut in chunks
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- Mix all ingredients in a sauce pan.
- Bring water to boil on medium high heat
- Turn to medium low and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes or until apples are tender.
- Mix and remove from heat to cool.
Eat this delicious apple pear sauce warm or cold. You can blend it if you’d rather have more of a sauce. Sometimes I’ll blend it to make it smooth and chill it in the fridge before eating. But I also really love to eat it warm and chunky, it reminds me of apple pie when it’s warm. Which is a great alternative when you need a gluten free apple pie. This is basically a no crust apple pie. Just needs whipped cream on top or ice cream.
It’s good no matter how you decide to enjoy it. And it’s so simple!
My mouth is watering as I write this! I think I need to go make some more and quadruple the batch as this only makes enough for one small serving each in my household.
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What is your favorite way to eat apples and/or pears?