This Slow Cooker Pear Sauce is a great recipe for using up ripe pears! Enjoy it with ice cream or add it to your baking!
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Last week my friend Tiffany gave me this enormous box of pears. And now I’m trying to come up with ways to use them all up, as I don’t want them to go to waste…I have a really hard time throwing food out…it feels like bad karma to me!
And since many of the pears are very ripe, bordering on overripe, I thought one of the best ways to deal with them was to turn them into a sauce like apple sauce. And what better way to do that than with a slow cooker.
So on a busy morning before we rushed out to school, work and errands I loaded up my slow cooker with fresh pears and waited for the magic to happen. After a few hours on low, the house smelled like cinnamon, and I had a delicious batch of pear sauce to use.
The thing about pear sauce, is that it’s not apple sauce. It’s much different…the texture is a little more gritty, and the flavour is different, but it’s delicious. It’s very good over vanilla ice cream, but I plan on mostly baking with the sauce. I’m going to make muffins, a breakfast oatmeal and a few other things which I hope to share with you soon!
So if you’ve got a bunch of pears on the verge of being overripe, this slow cooker recipe is perfect! And stay tuned for more delicious pear recipes coming your way!
This recipe makes approximately 4 cups of pear sauce. Enjoy on it’s own, over ice cream or add to baking.
- 6 cups chopped pears (cored, peeled and cut into small pieces)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Add the chopped pears, sugar and cinnamon to the slow cooker.
- Set to LOW and cook for 4 – 5 hours.
- If possible, stir the mixture occasionally.
Have a delicious day!