A scrumptious small pear sauce is so easy and tastes fabulous on so many things! Try this over pancakes, ice cream, mixed into cottage cheese, with a fruit plate, and as an accompaniment to pork chops.
Recipe Ingredients and Notes
Fresh Pears - If you received those tasty Harry & David Pears this year they are wonderful to make this pear sauce. other pear varieties that make a good sauce are Bartlett and Comice pears.
- Bartlet pears are sweet, and juicy and have a soft slightly grainy texture when ripe.
- Comice Pears have mellow sweetness with a smooth, buttery texture. These make a beautiful sauce and also incredible served sliced with a cheese plate.
Apple Juice - You can use water to thin the pear sauce, use your own taste to decide. Try tasting the pear sauce before adding the liquid and if it needs a little more sweetness then use the apple juice, if not then water is just fine.
If the neck of the pear is tender, it should be ripe and ready to eat. If the neck is firm, you should let it ripen on the kitchen counter, check daily.
Instructions to Make Pear Sauce
Peel, core, and slice the pears in half. Place cut side down onto a baking sheet and bake at 350° F for about 40 minutes. The pears should be soft and tender.
Transfer the cooked pears to a large measuring cup. Mash with a wooden spoon. Add the juice and use a whisk to smooth the sauce. If you want a perfectly smooth sauce then use an immersion blender to puree the pears.
Cool and transfer to a small 4-ounce mason jar or another container with a lid. Serve warm or chilled.
- Small Baking Sheet - (←affiliate link) the small size make it perfect for baking up two pears.
- Wooden Spoon - works great for mashing the soft cooked pears.
- Small Whisk - (←affiliate link) the small sized whisk is perfect to smooth out the sauce.
- Measuring Cup - a 4-cup size is great for mixing up small batch sauces.
- Measuring Spoon
- Chefs Knife
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- 2 large pears, peeled, cored, and halved.
- 1 tablespoon apple juice or orange juice
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Lay the pears cut side down on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the pears are tender and soft.
- Transfer the cooked pears to a large measuring cup. Smash with a wooden spoon
- Add the juice and use a whisk to smooth the sauce. If you want a perfectly smooth sauce then use an immersion blender to puree the pears.
- Cool and transfer to a small 4-ounce mason jar or another container with a lid.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 95Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 4gSugar: 17gProtein: 1g