Pear Sauce

What do you do when you buy really good pears from Costco but only manage to eat half of them before they are too mushy to eat?

You make pear sauce!!!

What is pear sauce you ask? Well when I first heard “pear sauce” I thought of a sweet dessert sauce. Then I read the recipe and found it was actually just like the bowl of apple sauce I was coincidentally consuming while pondering how to use my overripe pears.

So I made some…and it was super easy! It also made my apartment smell quite nice.

I used this recipe as a guide.
My adjustments were:

    ~Mash with a potato masher and cut the boiling time to 7-10 minutes (however my pears were extra ripe so a longer time would probably be needed for less ripe pears)
    ~Omit the sugar-pears are plenty sweet enough on their own
    ~Add a bit of cinnamon (about 1-2 tsp for 5 large pears)

Now you’re probably wondering what to do with all this pear sauce. Well I have a few ideas:

    ~Add it into oatmeal as a natural sweetener
    ~Put a thin coat on an english muffin (I just bought some pumpkin spice english muffins, I think the sauce would be a nice spread for them.)
    ~Eat it cold in a bowl (with extra cinnamon)
    ~Warm it up and drizzle it over a bowl of vanilla ice cream

How would you eat your pear sauce?


On a Roll

That would be the most delicious pancake ever.

This pancake was beyond fabulous, but really would you expect anything less from a pancake crossed with a cinnamon roll. Needless to say the pancakes were devoured quickly and left us with quite the sugar high. I didn’t really use a recipe. I just kinda went with it after seeing a picture of cinnamon roll looking pancakes on pinterest.

But here’s the jist of it:

Batter: just your standard “just add water” mix

Cinnamon Swirl: melted butter, brown sugar, and LOTS of cinnamon (mess with proportions until you get an easily pourable mixture)

Cream Cheese Drizzle: cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla (a little vanilla goes a long way, you probably don’t need the butter just the cream cheese, I made mine just thin enough to drizzle)

Next time I’m thinking this would be good served as dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top! Mmmm…