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Pear-Spiked Applesauce

  • ACTIVE: 10 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 40 MIN
  • SERVINGS: MAKES 4 CUPS
  • BASIC-EASY
  • FAST
  • HEALTHY
  • MAKE-AHEAD
  • VEGETARIAN

  1. 4 McIntosh apples (1 1/2 pounds)—peeled, quartered and cored
  2. 2 Bartlett pears—peeled, quartered and cored
  3. 1 cup water
  4. 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  5. 1 teaspoon sugar
  6. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  1. In a large, heavy saucepan, bring the apples, pears, water and lemon juice to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the fruit breaks down to a thick, chunky puree, about 30 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar and cinnamon. Serve warm or chilled.
Make Ahead The applesauce can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.