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All-Natural Pear Sauce

Natural Pear Sauce

Ingredients:

3 1/2 lbs pears

1/4 C water

1/2 lemon, juiced

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp cardamom

1/8 tsp nutmeg

Instructions:

Peel, core and coarsely chop the pears and add to a large saucepan.

Combine the pears, water, lemon juice, cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat. Boil gently, occasionally stirring, for 20 minutes.

Transfer mixture to a food processor or blender fitted with a metal blade and puree just until a uniform texture is achieved. Work in batches if necessary. Be careful not to liquefy the puree or you will lose the applesauce-like quality of the pear sauce.

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. You might also freeze the puree in smaller quantities, such as in one cup containers, and store for several months.

Serves 4-6