Our toddler probably thinks applesauce is one of the four food groups. We make this Spiced Pear Applesauce recipe at least twice a month. It’s perfect for him, but we also can’t get enough of it. You can eat it with pancakes, paired with a whole milk yogurt, or of course just plain on its own. The pears really stand their own and you can still taste them once the applesauce is cooked. Here are our suspects of the day:
A little pinch confirmed these apples and pears were soft to the touch. Guilty as charged, they were swiftly removed from the fruit drawer and lined up for their day of reckoning. Soon they would become “compote!” (applesauce). Removal of the skin, sliced and diced, and in the pot they went. I like to leave the sections on the larger size.
Fill the pot up with water until just an inch below the top of the apples. Cook for 10 minutes and then add unsalted butter, raw cane sugar (I remembered this time!) some vanilla, cinnamon, cardamom and 4 spice mix. Cook for about 20 additional minutes over medium to high heat, uncovered so the steam escapes and the applesauce thickens slightly. Taste an apple (blowing it a good 30 seconds before sucking it off your wooded spoon so you don’t burn your tongue like I did..) and make sure it’s cooked through. Once you decide the apples are cooked, just let the applesauce cool and that’s it. Now, you really don’t have any excuse for buying store-bought applesauce anymore!
Serve in a little bowl with a little spoon and you too can return to the simpleness of toddlerhood. Except, I’m sure you don’t need a bib… 🙂
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