Homemade applesauce is easy to make, and
fills the house with the rich scent of cinnamon. This apples-and-pears
version can be eaten as healthy dessert -- try it gently heated
as a topping for vanilla frozen yogurt -- or as a condiment for
pork or poultry dishes.
4 red apples
4 green apples
3 firm, ripe pears
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 tablespoons water
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Slice and core apples and pears(do not
Place all ingredients in a large stock
pot and mix well. Cover and let simmer over low heat for 30 minutes,
or until apples are soft and mushy, stir often. Remove from heat
and let cool. Puree in a food processor. Pour sauce through a
sieve to strain out any pieces of peel that don't puree.
Apple-Pear sauce will last up to 3 weeks
in the refrigerator.