Easy Pear Sauce
Transform fresh pears into the most delicious fruit sauce with this simple method. It's a delicious fruit puree to share with a baby or toddler that you can serve on its own or mixed with yogurt or oatmeal.
7-8 medium pears (about 8 cups diced) 1 cup water (or apple juice)
Roughly dice the pears, discarding the core and the stem Add to a medium pot set over medium heat with the water. Cover and bring to a simmer. Remove the cover and cook for 25-30 minutes, or until the pears are very soft. Turn off the heat and let cool for 5-10 minutes. Puree with an immersion blender or add pears and liquid to a standard blender. Blend smooth. (If using a standard blender, leave the vent open so the steam can escape while you blend.) Store in the fridge or serve warm.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
To freeze, portion into an ice cube tray. Freeze. Transfer frozen cubes to a freezer bag and freeze for up to 6 months. Thaw a few cubes at a time in an airtight container in the fridge.
You can use any variety of pear. They should be ripe, so not rock hard. (They can be very ripe and very soft if that's what you have.)
I leave the skins on since my blender is very powerful and blends them in well. If you don't have a high powered blender, you can peel the pears.
Add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, or 1/4 teaspoon grated fresh ginger or 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger.
Serve it as a puree in a bowl or a reusable pouch.
You can also mix it with plain yogurt or oatmeal if you prefer.
Calories: 98 kcal Carbohydrates: 23 g Protein: 1 g Fat: 1 g Sodium: 3 mg Potassium: 157 mg Fiber: 5 g Sugar: 15 g Vitamin A: 44 IU Vitamin C: 7 mg Calcium: 15 mg Iron: 1 mg