Enjoying the fruits of fall in New England. My son went apple picking last week and we made a pie and today we enjoyed making pearsauce. Something different for sure than the regular applesauce and I see this going nicely on oatmeal or a seven grain hot cereal in the morning. It was simple to make and took no time at all. The other advantage the house smelled incredible while it was cooking.

Makes about 2 1/2 pints or so

4lbs pears
1 cup water
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup honey
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground nutmeg

1. Wash and core the pears. Leave the skin on. Cut into chunks or slices whatever suits your fancy at the moment.

2. Put all the ingredients in a large pot and bring to a nice boil and cook for about 20 mins or until the fruit is tender.

3. Drain in a colander and then place in your food processor and pulse until you get the consistence you want.

That’s it! If you want to can this put in hot jars leaving 1/2 inc of space from the top. Seal and process for about 15 mins in a hot water bath.

I adapted this recipe from the book “Stocking UP III” and they suggest running this through a food mill or a sieve if you want. I don’t have either so hence the food processor.

I will warn you kids love the smell of this and can be found licking up any spoons used to make it. I have a feeling this is going to go fast.


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