Homemade Pear Sauce

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While I am particularly fond of warmer weather in general, I am getting pretty antsy for fall this year! I am welcoming the cooler weather, bundling up and decorating our new house.  Maybe this year we will even get a few trick-or-treaters!  So, what do I do to get in the spirit of fall? Make a batch of pear sauce.

How to make pear sauce for the fall

I love pears.  I mean LOVE them.  Luckily we have an abundance of pears on the family farm. Mel was kind enough to bring us a crate the other weekend so we whipped up a batch first thing the next morning.  It also gave me an excuse to pull out the cute new owl towels I picked up a Kohl’s a while ago!

Pear season on the farm - time for pear sauce

Pear sauce it extremely easy to make.  You can do it in a crockpot or in a large dutch oven. I have this cute bright orange Rachel Ray Dutch Oven, that I love using for soups, stews and pear sauce.  Simply wash, peel, quarter and core your pears. You should be able to fit 25-30 pears in one batch.

How to make pear sauce

Toss all the pear pieces in your pot.  Top with a generous sprinkling of cinnamon and add 1/4-1/2 cup of water.  That is really all the liquid you will need since the pear are creating their own juiciness.

Pear sauce- just pears, water and cinnamon

Mix it around and bring to a low boil.

Making pear sauce

Once boiling, reduce to a low simmer and allow to cook down for about an hour, stirring occasionally.

Yummy pear sauce

Once done, pears should be soft enough to mash with a whisk or potato masher.  I like my pear sauce to be pretty smooth, so I tend to bust out my immersion blender to give it a quick blend.

Making pear sauce for fall

And there you have the finished product, a nice large pot of pear sauce.  Plus, your house will smell like the best fall day :)

Easy pear sauce- just pears, water and cinnamon

Because it is just Alex and I, we would never go through that much pear sauce before it went bad.  I got these cute little Ziploc containers that are freezer safe and the perfect size for a little snack.  Now we can just grab one and let it thaw when we want a yummy snack of pear sauce with lunch. Enjoy!

Individual servings of pear sauce to freeze

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