With less than five ingredients, this pear sauce recipe makes for an easy and simple healthy snack! It's a basic recipe that's SCD, Paleo, Whole30, Vegan, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, and added sugar free.
If you're a regular reader than you probably know by now that I have ulcerative colitis, which is an autoimmune disease that targets the intestinal lining of the stomach.
I tend to get flare ups of my disease which includes EXTREMELY painful stomach cramping, making it difficult to eat. During these flare ups I revert back to my "safe foods" and my favorite of those foods is this pear sauce recipe!
Not only is it super simple to make but it's easy on my gut too. I actually like it WAY better than applesauce!
- PEARS I gravitate to Bartlet pears but any kind will work
- GROUND CINNAMON
- LEMON JUICE freshly squeezed is best
how to make pear sauce
Begin by peeling, coring, and chopping the pears. Place the chopped pears in a saucepan over medium heat along with the water, ground cinnamon, and lemon juice.
Bring the mixture to a boil before dropping the heat to low. Simmer for until fork tender and the pears have turned mushy.
For a chunky sauce (which is my prefrence) use the back of a fork to mash the pears to your desired consistency.
Transfer the mixture to a blender and blend for a smooth pear sauce!
Enjoy this simple snack warm or cold!
- I find the pear sauce sweet enough on its own but give a taste test and add the sweetener of your choice if you'd like it sweeter.
- A combo of pears AND apples is also delicious!
- Store the pear sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days.
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- 1 pound pears peeled, cored, and chopped
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp water
- 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Place all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat to low and allow to simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until the pears are tender and mushy.
- Mash the pears with the back of a fork until your desired consistency is reached.
- Store the sauce in an airtight container for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.
- For a smooth consistency, blend the softened pears in a blender.
- If the sauce isn't sweet enough, add the sweetener of your choice.