The natural sweetness of fresh apples and pears makes this homemade sauce a standout over the store-bought version. Lemon juice adds brightness and keeps the fruit from browning, and cinnamon and nutmeg lend warm spice notes.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
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Spiced Apple-Pear Sauce
Total:
50 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
20 min
Cook:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
50 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
20 min
Cook:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Combine the apples, pears, lemon juice, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/4 cup water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until the apples and pears are very soft but still a bit chunky, 15 to 20 minutes. Taste the mixture and add the remaining tablespoon of sugar if desired. 

Remove the sauce from the heat and stir a few times until the sauce is well combined with small chunks. Cool to room temperature. Remove the cinnamon sticks and serve. (For a smoother sauce, remove from heat, remove the cinnamon sticks and then whisk the mixture until smooth before cooling.)

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