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Thursday, November 1, 2012

CrockPot Pear Sauce {Recipe}

My CSA basket for the past three weeks contained a bag full of 10-15 pears.  They looked pretty beat up (because they are fresh off the farm) and they were pretty tough.  I left them in the fridge and then on the counter for a week hoping that they would ripen, but it seems that they are just a very very hearty pear.  Isla June will eat them just fine, but not me. :)
On the hunt for what to do with them, I came across a few recipes for apple or pear sauce.  It seemed easy enough.  After looking through quite a few tutorials, I figured that I could put a few of the tips together and make my own.
The hardest part of this was cutting up 20+ pears.  I started the process at 9 o'clock at night and still made it in bed by 10.  So, it wasn't too bad.

Pear Sauce
15-20 Pears (cored, sliced and then diced)
Ground Cinnamon- 1Tbs
Ginger - 1tsp
Nutmeg - 1 tsp
Cloves - 1/4 tsp
Lemon Juice- 2 Tbs
*Honey- 1/4 C   OR    Brown Sugar- 1 cup

I cooked mine overnight (12 hours)  It comes out chunky but very soft.  If you want to take the chunks away, you could blend it very easily. 
While still a little hot, I put the finished mixture in my caning jars and put the lid on.  The heat helped to "seal" them without needing a boil.  But, we ate it so quickly it's not like I was worried about any of it spoiling. 
We added the sauce to:
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Vanilla Yogurt
  • Over Pancakes/Waffles
  • On Toast
I think this will become a Fall staple for us.  It's also perfect as a housewarming gift or Christmas gift for neighbors. 

Happy November!


  1. Thanks for the post! Just got a bunch of pears...look forward to trying pear sauce.

    1. Great! Looking forward to making this again in our home- it smells divine. Enjoy!

  2. Thank you for the recipe. I look forward to trying it. Two questions: Did you leave the skins on? Also, did you feel like you needed the pears to be fully ripe before throwing them in the crock pot or were they still a little hard when you processed them? Thanks!

    1. Yes! Skins stayed on- I wanted to make this as easy as possible. :). They were still pretty tough when I put them in, but overnight in the crockpot softened them right up. Good luck and enjoy!


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