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?