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Pear-Ginger Applesauce

Try something new alongside roast pork or chicken, or with yogurt, ice cream, pound cake, or oatmeal.

  • prep: 10 mins
    total time: 45 mins
  • yield: Makes 6 cups

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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds apples, such as McIntosh, Gala, and Braeburn
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 pounds pears, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 3 tablespoons dark-brown sugar (optional)

Cook's Note

Refrigerate applesauce up to 5 days, or freeze up to 2 months.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Peel, core, and slice apples.

  2. Step 2

    In a large pot, bring apples, lemon juice, pears, ginger, and 1 1/2 cups water to a boil over high. Reduce heat and simmer until apples are very soft and falling apart, 25 to 30 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    Mash with a potato masher or pulse in a food processor until smooth with small chunks remaining. (Add sugar, if using.)

  4. Step 4

    Let cool, then transfer applesauce to airtight containers.

Source
Everyday Food, January/February 2012

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