I had several pears in the fruit bowl that weren’t getting eaten so I decided to make some pear sauce with them. I’ve had a craving for some pork chops lately and what would pair better than some delicious creamy pear sauce? I happened to make this sauce on an afternoon when my son had a buddy over so they both had a bowl of this creamy sweet sauce and agreed it was delicious and most definitely blog-worthy. Thankfully, they left some for our pork chops!
How to Make Pear Sauce
Place the diced pear in a saucepan over medium-high heat with the water, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and vanilla. Bring to a boil then reduce heat, cover with a lid, and simmer, stirring occasionally until softened, about 25-30 minutes.
Remove from the heat and blend with an immersion blender (or blender) until smooth and creamy. Serve warm or cold.
Store sealed in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a week. Enjoy.
- 5 Bartlett pears peeled, cored, and diced
- 3 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- Place the diced pear in a saucepan over medium-high heat with the water, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and vanilla.
- Bring to a boil then reduce heat, cover with a lid, and simmer, stirring occasionally until softened, about 25-30 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and blend with an immersion blender (or blender) until smooth and creamy. Serve warm or cold.
- Store sealed in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a week. Enjoy.
So creamy and wonderfully delicious…pass the spoon over, please :-))
I have never had pear sauce. thanks for introducing me to this new food.
Pam what delicious sauce ! I love pears, I would happy to try this!
This is such a great alternative to applesauce for snacking!
Im fixing to use this recipe, thank you. I received about 15#s from a neighbor and there was no way our family of 3 could gobble them up so ,,,here we go.
I report back after and let you know.
Try mixing pears with apples. It a cool twist. Use apple juice instead of water and use brown sugar instead of white sugar. Don’t mash too much. Have it a little on the chunky side.
Excellent taste perfect !!!
I absolutely love this recipe. Will make this again.
I’m so glad to hear it! Thank you for taking the time to let me know.
First time making pear sauce and it turned out so smooth. Great recipe!
I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe. Thanks for taking the time to let me know.
I am getting ready to make this on this fall Friday :-). Do you know if this freezes well? Our neighbor has a pear tree so we have an abundant supply (blessed, yes), I have restaurant type plastic containers that seal really well, TIA!!!
I’ve never tried to freeze it but if I did, I would ladle the pear sauce into clean freezer jars, leaving 1/2-inch of headspace in pint jars and 1-inch of headspace in quart jars. Seal the jars really well, and allow them to cool completely before freezing. Please let me know how it turns out.
Well….I didn’t have the jars available so I used commercial plastic containers. We shall see, but I plan on using fairly quickly. ‘Going to try substituting for oil and also pumpkin in bread recipe. Thanks for getting back to me! May God bless your work!
Keep me posted on how it all turns out. I appreciate your kind words.
Can you freeze the pear sauce?
Yes, you can! To freeze pear sauce, use freezer-safe jars or plastic containers and freeze for up to a year. I hope this helps and that you enjoy the pear sauce.
Delicious and perfect for my daughter due to her apple allergy. Thank you!!
This sauce is one of my kids’ favorites! I’m so happy your daughter loved it. Thanks for taking the time to let me know.