Chunky Pear Applesauce

Author: Canadian Living

Give latkes a zing with this spiced pear applesauce. For an attractive presentation, you can leave the spices in the sauce. Use a sweet-tart apple that softens easily, such as McIntosh or Gravenstein.

  • Portion size 500 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pears peeled and cored
  • 2 apples peeled and cored
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 1 stick cinnamon about 2 inches/5 cm long

Method

Cut pears into bite-size chunks; chop apples. In small saucepan, combine pears, apples, lemon juice, sugar, salt, cloves, star anise, cinnamon and 2 tbsp (25 mL) water. Cover and bring to simmer; cook for 10 minutes. Uncover; cook until pears are very tender and apples break down to make thick sauce, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days; serve at room temperature.)

Nutritional facts <b>Per 2 tbsp (25 mL):</b> about

  • Sodium 0 mg
  • Protein 0 g
  • Calories 24.0
  • Total fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Total carbohydrate 6 g

%RDI

  • Iron 1.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 0.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 0.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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