Cooking Time:5-7 hours on Low or 3-4 hours on High
Ingredients12 pears, peeled and chopped
1/2 T. cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. water
1 T. lemon juice
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp. Maple Extract
Using fresh fruit is always better! That is why I like not only making Apple Sauce, I also like making Pear Sauce. This recipe is delicious!
- Peel and chop pears in small pieces.
- In a bowl or the crock combine pears with cinnamon, ginger, sugar, water, lemon juice, pinch of salt, and maple extract, mixing well.
- Cover. Cook on Low for 5-7 hours or on High for 3-4 hours, making sure fruit is soft.
- With a immersion blender, or a food processor blend to your desired consistency.
Optional: Can also use apples with this recipe!
NOTE: If you like your pears a little chunky you may want to remove some of the chunks to add back. I like mine smooth, so I blend them all.
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I wish there was a way to print this recipe. It sounds delicious!
Hi Norm, you can print any of my recipes. When you click on the link, and are sent to my website at GetCrocked.com, about half way down the page, you will see an area that says “Share and Enjoy”, and the first icon is a print button. Happy to assist!
Looks delish…am going to try this as a substitute for store-bought pear baby food! Is maple extract different than pure maple syrup? (Silly question, I know.)
Hi Ashley, no it is not the same. Maple extract does not have all the ingredients that maple syrup has, and therefore, much healthier for your baby. Maple extract has a percentage of maple product, and you will want the Pure or Natural Maple Extract. Happy Crocking!
What is the maple extract for? Can something else be used?
Patti the maple flavoring just adds a nice flavor, but you can add what you’d like, or simple add vanilla flavoring. Enjoy!