Maple Pear Applesauce


  • 4 medium Asian Pears, peeled, cored and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 4 medium Pippin or Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  1. Place all the ingredients in a heavy non-aluminum saucepan on medium heat. Cover and simmer for about 12 minutes, or until the apples are slightly softened.
  2. Remove cover and continue cooking, stirring occasionally to break up the large pieces, until the apples are soft but there is still some texture, about another 7-10 minutes. (You can use a potato masher if needed).
  3. Adjust seasoning with more maple syrup or lemon juice. Cool and refrigerate.

Makes 4 cups.

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