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Easy Pear Sauce

Homemade Pear Sauce is similar to applesauce, but made with fresh pears, cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla. Your house will smell amazing while this simple Pear Sauce is simmering on the stove! 

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Our neighbors gave us a huge bag of pears from their pear tree. I accepted the bag with open arms. I love pears! I’ve already made a Pear Galette and we have been enjoying Pear, Brie, and Honey Quesadillas for lunch. I also made a batch of homemade Pear Sauce. I posted a photo on Instagram and several people asked for the recipe. We aim to please, so today I am sharing my recipe for Easy Pear Sauce!

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This recipe is easy peasy and will make your house smell like fall! Pear Sauce is the best kind of potpourri. Do people still even use potpourri? Well, if you do, you don’t need to. Just put a pot of Pear Sauce on the stove and your house will smell amazing!

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I combine chopped pears with a little lemon juice, cinnamon, ginger , vanilla, and let the mixture simmer away on the stove. That is it! I don’t add any sugar because I don’t think it needs it. It is plenty sweet on it’s own!

When the pears are soft and tender, I use our KitchenAid hand blender to puree the mixture until smooth. If you like a chunky texture, you can use a potato masher. And if you don’t have a hand blender you can transfer the mixture to a food processor or blender to puree. Just make sure the mixture cools down first.

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When the Pear Sauce cools down, I pour the sauce into Weck Jars and put the jars in the fridge. The sauce will keep in the fridge for about 5 days. You can also freeze or can the sauce, but we usually eat ours right up! Caleb loves eating it as a snack and so do I! I also love it on pancakes, waffles, and toast!

Gather up some pears and make Homemade Pear Sauce! It’s so simple and so good! We are on our last jar already which means it’s time to make another batch!

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Easy Pear Sauce

Yield: About 4 cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

This Pear Sauce is easy to make and is great served plain, or as a topping for pancakes, waffles, and toast.


8-10 pears; peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch pieces (I use Bartlett)
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Combine pears, water, lemon juice, cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until pears have softened, about 25-30 minutes.

2. Use an immersion blender to process the pear sauce until smooth. If you prefer a chunky pear sauce, mash with a potato masher. You can also transfer the cooked pear mixture to a food processor or blender to process, just make sure the pear sauce has cooled down.

3. Once the pear sauce has cooled down, pour into glass or plastic containers. Cover and store in the refrigerator. The pear sauce will keep in the fridge for one week. You can also freeze or can the pear sauce.


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57 Responses to “Easy Pear Sauce”

  1. Yum! I love pear sauce! It’s one of the best ways to eat pears and goes great with so many dishes! Awesome recipe and happy Friday!!

  2. Jeanette — September 20, 2013 @ 8:01 am

    You’re so lucky to have a neighbor with a pear tree – love the idea of making your own pear sauce. I bet Caleb loved it! He’s so lucky to have a mom like you who can make such good food for him.

  3. Tieghan — September 20, 2013 @ 8:30 am

    I am not really a fan of pairs, but simmered down with cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla? Yeah, that I think I would love!

  4. Ali @ Inspiralized — September 20, 2013 @ 8:45 am

    This is totally up my alley, can’t wait to make them with waffles on Sunday!

  5. Erin | The Law Student's Wife — September 20, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    Best neighbors ever. I love how good ingredients can make something so wholesome and flavorful. It seems like you are putting those pears to amazing, tasty use!

  6. Deborah Pucci — September 20, 2013 @ 8:56 am

    Awesome…..thank you!

  7. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — September 20, 2013 @ 9:07 am

    This sounds wonderful, Maria! I’m sure my kiddos would devour this! :)

  8. Jenny Flake — September 20, 2013 @ 9:28 am

    Ooo, Pax would LOVE this. Will try soon!

  9. HeatherChristo — September 20, 2013 @ 9:30 am

    we have a pear tree!! I am going to go check the ripeness today!!

  10. Megan {Country Cleaver} — September 20, 2013 @ 9:34 am

    Why have I never made pear sauce before!! Obviously this issue of mine needs to be remedied immediately!

  11. Ali | Gimme Some Oven — September 20, 2013 @ 9:49 am

    This looks so yummy!!! Love the idea of a pear sauce. Would love to dig in with a spoon, or use this in fall desserts and baking! :)

  12. Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg — September 20, 2013 @ 10:05 am

    This is the perfect healthy snack. Now if I can only get a hold of some nice pears…

  13. RJ — September 20, 2013 @ 10:19 am

    You can also with just pears. Pears simmer down so much quicker than apples that it really helps preserve that fresh taste. This year I canned 100 pounds of pears into pear sauce. People look at me like it is going to taste like baby food but once they have it, they are hooked. So much better than apple sauce! It is my every year “must make.”

  14. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — September 20, 2013 @ 10:34 am

    You have such awesome neighbors, Maria! And what a wonderful way to use up your pears!

  15. Mimi @ Culinary Couture — September 20, 2013 @ 10:42 am

    I love this so much! Big fan of applesauce so pears are right up my alley!

  16. Julie @ Table for Two — September 20, 2013 @ 10:48 am

    I wish my neighbors would come over and give me some pears! haha – this is a great way to use them up!!

  17. Aimee @ Simple Bites — September 20, 2013 @ 10:51 am

    I know what my weekend project will be. Lovely recipe, Maria!

  18. Gina — September 20, 2013 @ 11:21 am

    LOVE- I wish I had this when I was sitting here wondering what I would do with 40 pounds of pears :) I will be printing for the next batch though.

  19. Gaby — September 20, 2013 @ 11:46 am

    so pumped for pear season!! woot woot!

  20. Erica — September 20, 2013 @ 1:34 pm

    Your neighborhood is awesome! LOVE that yall exchange fruits, vegetables and baked goods! I need in! This pear sauce looks yummy

  21. Cate @ Chez CateyLou — September 20, 2013 @ 4:44 pm

    Oooh, pear sauce! What a great idea! I have never had it before but it sounds delicious.

  22. Linda Huntington — September 20, 2013 @ 9:03 pm

    Do you make pear jam? My grandma made it every year to put up. I never got the recie and really am wanting to make some

  23. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — September 21, 2013 @ 1:27 am

    This looks amazing! I adore pears too!

  24. ATasteOfMadness — September 21, 2013 @ 12:48 pm

    OOh, I love pears too! This looks fantastic!

  25. Jamie@Milk 'n' Cookies — September 22, 2013 @ 10:01 pm

    I love making homemade applesauce, but have never tried it with pears. What a great idea! I can’t wait to try this — thanks so much for the inspiration!

  26. Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat — September 23, 2013 @ 11:15 pm

    What a great idea for pears! This will be great on some Hanukkah latkes!

  27. Marian (Sweetopia) — September 28, 2013 @ 9:03 pm

    Perfect! Have always wanted to try making this!

  28. Jane — October 3, 2013 @ 11:14 pm

    I made a variation – I had a couple of overripe plums on hand, and I cooked them and the pears with a little lime juice with a little water. It was simple and very delicious. I haven’t made the version in the recipe posted by Two Peas, but I’ll try that next time.

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  30. Kira — January 12, 2014 @ 11:07 pm

    I made this and out in baby food pouches. Do you think this would be ok out of the fridge for a few hours?

  31. Melissa — February 7, 2014 @ 7:25 pm

    We’ve made this about 5 times now and my husband and I and our 3 kids REALLY love it! Thank you so much for this healthy, no sugar added recipe! It’s especially good right off the stove with a little vanilla ice cream on top! :)

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  33. Julie — March 28, 2014 @ 12:01 am

    I made this today but didn’t puree the pears. They taste so delicious & yes, require no sugar! I needed much less water because my pears are so juicy. I will definitely make this again. Thank you so much for the easy recipe.

  34. Emilass — April 11, 2014 @ 3:06 pm

    Whipped this up late last evening with some old pears that had been left on the counter too long. Ran it through the foodmill when it was finished, absolutely delicious!
    Great recipe!

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  36. Linda — August 23, 2014 @ 1:03 pm

    Just made some this morning, went out on the porch with a bowl, still warm and a scoop of ice cream, I went to HEAVEN!!! I will let you know when I return:)

  37. Ang — September 15, 2014 @ 11:22 am

    Could you use fresh ginger instead? If so, how much?

  38. caty — October 1, 2014 @ 12:49 am

    I just made this and oh my gosh, it is AMAZING!! I doubled the first batch and will be making even more soon!

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  39. Katie — October 6, 2014 @ 9:05 pm

    How would I go about canning/preserving the sause? Just a boil the full jars after?

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