All-Natural Pear Sauce
3 1/2 lbs pears
1/4 C water
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamom
1/8 tsp nutmeg
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.