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Apple Pear Sauce Recipe

Once you make your own applesauce, you'll never go back to the store-bought variety. Ever. The difference is immeasurable, particularly here in New York where the apples are just so damn good.
December 20, 2014, 3:31pm
Apple Pear Sauce Recipe
Apple Pear Sauce Recipe


1 pound apples, peeled and roughly chopped
1 pound pears, peeled and roughly chopped
1/2 cup apple cider
1 cinnamon stick
4 tablespoons maple syrup
juice of 1/2 lemon


1. Place apples, pears, apple cider, cinnamon stick, and maple syrup in a heavy bottomed pot. Heat over a medium-low flame, stirring frequently so that fruit does not burn. Heat until fruit is very soft and falling apart, about 20-30 minutes.

2. Remove cinnamon stick and blend contents of pot using an immersion blender. Stir in lemon juice.

3. For a more delicate applesauce, press applesauce through a fine mesh sieve. Let cool and serve with latkes, yogurt, pancakes and more.

From MUNCHIES Hanukkah Spectacular: How-To Make Applesauce with Liz Alpern