Easy Pear Sauce

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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

This Pear Sauce is easy to make and is great served plain, or as a topping for pancakes, waffles, and toast.
4.79 from 14 votes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Total Time
35 minutes


  • 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.


Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I have made this several times. I prefer to use the soft riper Bartlett pears. I do leave the skin on; so I buy organic; because we like the extra fiber. Once cooked, I will take the hand blender to roughly smooth out some pieces for a chunky pear sauce. Topped with some cinnamon granola; and warm it up for a few seconds……DELICIOUS!!!!

  2. 5 stars
    So good! I just made this tonight with a few pears that had gotten banged up in the back of the fruit drawer. It was delicious! My 19 year old suggested it as a topping over vanilla ice cream and she was right! I used the warm sauce as a topping and ate every bite. I love it has no added sugar; everyone who tasted it thought it was perfect. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    1. Recipes states it can be canned, but there are no canning instructions. Pressure/water bath, how long, size jars, altitude adjustments?

    2. I don’t can so I don’t have exact instructions, but others have canned it with success. It is very similar to applesauce, so I recommend following canning instructions for applesauce.

    1. Forgot to add that I got the instruction from the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving, and it states 20 minutes to process. I am in Canada, so I am below 1,000 feet from Sea Level.

    2. I also canned this recipe. I doubled the recipe and it made approximately 6 pints. My husband said it was wonderful

    1. I like to add lemon juice to prevent the pears from browning. They might color a little, but should be just fine.

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