October 03, 2010

Super Easy, Cheap, and Healthy Apple & Pear Sauce

Just got back from Meijer with some great deals.  I got a 3 lb bag of Jonathon apples reduced for 62 cents! What to do with them? Make applesauce of course!

Step one: chop up apples with skins on and put into a large pot with some water in it.  Cook on high for about 10 minutes while stirring occasionally.

Step two: I chose to puree my pears because I don't like the texture of pear chunks in applesauce.  I pureed about 10 pears in some green tea and added it to my pot.

Step three: Continue stirring sauce and add more water as necessary. Simmer for about 20-30 more minutes depending on how fast it is cooking and how you like the consistency.

Step four: Turn off apple/pear sauce and add desired flavors.  I add cinnamon to mine.  I highly recommend tasting it before you add any sugar because I think that it is tasty/sweet enough without it (sorry I am a nutritionist and gotta keep it healthy : ) ).   Also, if you do not like the chunks of apples or the skins in your sauce, you can puree it all and make something similar to apple butter which is very good too.

Total cost: 62 cents for the 3 lbs of apples, the pears were free from my dad's farm (they are cheap this time of year either way).

Total Prep Time: About 5-10 minutes depending on how fast you can chop.

Uses for the sauce: Obviously you can eat it plain but I also love it stirred into my oatmeal, on top of toast, in place of fat in a baking recipe, on top of pancakes, cooked with chicken or pork chops, etc etc etc.

I highly recommend trying this applesauce! It is very good and super healthy with the skins left on and with no added sugars.

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  1. Hello!
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  2. I will have to try that. It looks too easy!
    I love it when apples are cheap!
    I like to cook sliced apples in a skillet with pork chops, then add a can of yams and a little apple juice and nutmeg. That is a yummy fall supper--on the menu for tomorrow night!


  3. Hey Amanda - this looks so fast and easy - - hmmmm...maybe no more store-bought apple sauce for our house? This sounds like it even TASTES better!!!
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  4. that sauce looks so delicious and think of all the things you could put it on! the possibilities are endless! thanks for sharing such an easy recipe. i am digging the combo of two of my favorite fruits :)

  5. Awesome recipe! I'm going to give it a try :)

  6. Just found your blog- anything with health and food catches my eye. I am now following.

  7. Ooooh, that looks so good xD
    I'm a big fan of apples AND pears (and pretty much all fruit for that matter) and of course anything healthy is always needed!

  8. That looks so great! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! I love your blog!

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  10. Great recipe! I will be trying it! I am your newest follower, I look forward to reading your blog - i am always looking for healthy, tasty things to eat and feed my 2 growing daughters!

  11. That really does look to be easy & tasty! Thanks for sharing :)

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  12. it actually sounds delicious.. we just went apple picking this weekend and looking for recipes.. thanks for the share... OH and for the follow.. following ya back.. (=


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