Apple and Pear Sauce

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Every now and then I cook or bake something that reminds my of my blog name.  Something in the recipe fell a little flat, but the result was still delicious.  This was one of those recipes.

The good news is that this sauce can be served over waffles/pancakes, and in oatmeal for breakfast.  It’s a perfect side along chicken or pork at dinner, and a true winner over ice cream for dessert.  All in all a perfect sauce for Fall.

Apple and Pear Sauce

  • 2 ripe pears
  • 2 sweet apples like gala or jonathan
  • 1 tbs ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup of apple cider
  • 3 tbs butter

First peel and chop your pears and apples into small pieces.  They will cook down faster and produce a nice thick by chunky sauce.  Next melt your butter over medium heat and add apples and pears to pot.  Stir the fruit in the butter to coat the pieces, and turn up the heat to medium high.  Let the fruit cook for about 5-7 minutes until it starts to break down and the juice comes out from the fruit.  Then add your cinnamon and stir.  Let it cook for about 10 more minutes.  Your sauce will look syrupy and gooey. 

Now add your apple cider, and stir.  [Sidebar-I got distracted here and added a full cup of the apple cider.  You do not need that much if you want a thick sauce, which is what I was going for.]  Let your sauce come to a boil and then reduce to a simmer to thicken for about 5 more mins.

Ready to serve?  I had mine with plain yogurt and it was a great way to start my day.