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Pear Sauce - 4 Ingredients, No Sugar

How about a new spin on applesauce? Something so delicious, you'll wonder where it's been all your life. Since pears are naturally sweet, there is no need to add extra sugar to the recipe, unless you like is really sweet.

Recipe:

8-10 pears, peeled, cored, and cut into pieces about 1 inch

1/4 cup water

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon apple pie spice

(If you like it extra sweet you can add 1/4 cup sugar)

Directions:

In a large pot, combine all ingredients, peals, water, lemon juice, apple pie spice, and sugar (if desired). Turn on to a medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Boil for 25-30 minutes.

Place in a blender and blend for about 15 seconds, or use an immersion blender, and blend until smooth.

Once cooled, place in a glass container and store in refrigerator. Will keep for 5-7 days.

Whether you are making this recipe or canning pears, nothing is easier than blanching the pears, to get the skins off.

All you need to do is bring a pot of water to a boil, then place 2-4 pears in for 7-10 seconds. Quickly place them in ice water, and the skin will come right off.

By adding some apple pie spice to the pear sauce, it makes it taste like a pear apple pie. The best part is it is only pears you're eating, which means fewer calories.

One of my favorite ways to eat applesauce or pear sauce, is by making some toast, adding almond butter, and then topping it off with apple or pear sauce. I'm sure it sounds strange to some, but trust me it's delicious.

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