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Homemade Pear Sauce is super easy to make on the stove or in the Crock-pot. The girls and I love our pear sauce on top of ice cream, or mixed into yogurt or oatmeal! Homemade pear sauce is also freezer friendly and makes a great homemade baby food!
Growing up I never liked fresh pears, something about the texture seemed off to me but I loved canned pears. Kinda strange, huh? Actually, I still do not like to pick a pear up and eat it like an apple. It’s still the texture thing. I’ll always prefer canned but I know that fresh are better for me.
My problem with store bought canned pears is that they add extra ingredients to preserve them. I try to limit the amount of these extra ingredients that we ingest. I do not know how to can food at home (yet) but I do know how to freeze food! The girls love my homemade cinnamon applesauce and berry-licious applesauce. I decided since pears and apples are pretty similar, I could probably make pear sauce and freeze it for the girls and I to enjoy.
Pears are practically in season all year and were recently on sale at the grocery store, I decided that now was the best time to try and create this simple recipe.
Homemade Pear Sauce
- 10 pears
- Wash and peel pears. You can leave the skin on.
- Cut pears into quarters and then chop into one inch pieces.
- Place pear pieces in large pot and cook on medium-high until soft about 20-30 minutes stirring often. Or place in Crock-pot and cook on high for 3 hours.
- Pour pears and juice into high powered blender or food processor. If you have to work in batches, make sure each batch gets some juice from the bottom.
- Blend for 45-60 seconds or until all pears have been pureed smooth.
- Pour pear sauce into containers to store.
- Place in clean glass jars.
- Allow to cool then close the lid.
- Store in refrigerator for 3-4 days.
- Place pear sauce in freezer safe containers. I like these freezer jars from Ball.
- Allow to cool then close tightly.
- Label and store in freezer for up to 3 months.
You can find more easy snack recipes on my Dessert and Snack Recipes page.
What’s your favorite way to enjoy pears?
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