Cinnamon Pear Applesauce

Cinnamon Pear Applesauce

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 45 min
  • Total: 1 hr 5 min
  • Serving: 8 half cup servings

This is a nice twist on traditional applesauce and can be refrigerated for up to 5 days. Try cooking the fruit unpeeled to add flavor and then pass through a sieve to remove the skins.


  • 1/2 cup natural apple juice
  • 2 pounds Fuji apples, cored and cut into wedges
  • 2 pounds red Bartlett pears, cored and cut into wedges
  • 2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 lemon, cut into 2 pieces
  • 1/4 packed brown sugar


  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Cover pan, reduce heat, and simmer for 45 minutes or until the fruit is tender.
  3. Dispose of cinnamon sticks and lemon.
  4. Using a spoon, press the fruit mixture through a sieve over a bowl and discard skins.
  5. Stir in brown sugar and serve applesauce at room temperature or chilled.


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