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The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: Apple-Pear Sauce

This week in The Crisper Whisperer, apple-pear sauce. It’s a great way to use up apples and pears that are a little past their peak. Recipe below, full story here.

Apple Pear Sauce

Preparation 00:30 Cook Time 00:30 Total Time 1:00
Serves 12     adjust servings



Bring the water to a boil in a large pot. Add the apples and pears along with the salt. Cover and reduce the heat to keep the liquid that the fruit releases at a simmer. Cook, stirring frequently, until the fruit has lost its shape and is very soft. Remove from the heat and cool slightly before proceeding.

Set a food mill (fitted with the fine disc, if applicable) over a large bowl and spoon the apple-pear mixture into the mill in batches. Process the sauce by turning the handle of the food mill clockwise, reversing the direction for one revolution occasionally to remove the skins from the bottom of the mill. Continue until you have processed all the fruit and only the skins remain in the mill.

Add the sugar and the cinnamon and stir thoroughly. When cool, divide into storage containers and refrigerate or freeze as desired. The sauce freezes very well for up to a year.


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