Tempt My Tummy Tuesday…Slow cooker Apples ‘n’ Pear Sauce

by Lisa on October 25, 2010

Fall is here.  How exciting.  Now that we are living in the Midwest, we are experiencing a true Fall Season.  Back in Texas, it does not get cool and the leaves do not start to change until November.  Well, here in Missouri, we have been having cooler temperatures and the trees have been turning beautiful shades of Autumn for weeks, now.  So nice.   So, when I found this recipe, I thought it was perfect for this time of year.  We can find apples and pears, galore, in our grocery stores.  I hope you enjoy this tasty recipe for homemade Apples ‘n’ Pear sauce.  You will love how easy the recipe is, and I know you love using your slow cooker, just like me.  :-)  Serve it alone, or over some ice cream or pound cake.

Apples ‘n’ Pear Sauce

3 Gala apples (about 1 1/2 pounds), peeled and sliced

3 Anjou or Bartlett pears ( about 1 1/2 pounds), peeled and sliced

1 Tbls fresh lemon jice

1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

1/2 cup pure maple syrup

1/4 cup butter, melted

1/4 cup chopped pecans

1/4 cup raisins

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

2 Tbsp water

1 Tbsp cornstarch

  1. Place apple, pear, and lemon juice in a 4 1/2 quart electric slow cooker; toss gently.
  2. Combine brown sugar, syrup, and butter; stir well.  Spoon sugar mixture over fruit.  Add pecans, raisins, and cinnamon; stir gently.  Cover with lid; cook on low-heat setting 5 1/2 hours.
  3. Combine water and cornstarch in a small bow; stir until well blended.  Stir cornstarch mixture into fruit mixture.  Cover and cook 20 minutes or until slightly thick; stir well.  Serve with your favorite vanilla ice cream, or pound cake.
    Yields: 13 servings (serving size:  1/3 cup).

For those watching the calorie intake, here is some other good info:

CAL 165, PRO 0.6g; FAT 5.5 g;CARB 30.9 g; FIB 2.0g; CHOL 10 mg; IRON 0.6 mg; SOD 41mg; CALC 26mg

Exchanges:  1 Starch, 1 Fruit, 1 Fat
As always, thank you for linking up to this blog carnival. Also, let me know if the new Thumbnail – picture Linky is working for you. I thought it worked okay, last week. So, let’s do it again. :-)
This post is linked to Delicious Dishes at It’s A Blog Party!.

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Jennifer@HomeMatters October 25, 2010 at 7:39 pm

Thanks for hosting this…I always love to visit around to see what everyone is cooking :)

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NancyC October 25, 2010 at 7:50 pm

That sauce sounds really good! Thanks for hosting!

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Kristia@FamilyBalanceSheet October 25, 2010 at 7:51 pm

That sounds so delicious over ice cream. Great fall dessert.

Thanks for the link-up.

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The Paper Princess October 25, 2010 at 7:51 pm

Thanks, Lisa, for expanding the fields! Of course, wouldn’t you know it, I have a relatively short title this week, but I know it will be handy for future weeks when those titles get long and descriptive!

Have a wonderful and blessed week!

Hugs
Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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Megan October 25, 2010 at 8:03 pm

Thanks for hosting! Don’t you love an excuse to fix some comfort food!

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Gretchen October 25, 2010 at 8:27 pm

Wow, that sauce sounds amazing. I would love to try it.

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Sherry October 25, 2010 at 8:36 pm

This just screams “FALL”! YUM!

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bj October 25, 2010 at 9:04 pm

The sauce sounds so delicious.
Thanks so much for hosting…:)

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Yvonne @ StoneGable October 25, 2010 at 9:43 pm

Hi Lisa, Thanks for hosting TYTT! I see so many great dishes that I want to make. I love the combination of apples and pears~ so sophicated! Great sauce! I think it is the sauces that take a dish from ordinary to scrumptious! YUMMY!
Yvonne

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alex@amoderatelife October 25, 2010 at 9:44 pm

Hey Lisa, I made a great peach sauce this year, so this apple/pear is on my to do list as well. My link up this week is super easy crock pot beef stock. If this doesn’t get you making your own stock, nothing will! Alex@amoderatelife

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Liz@HoosierHomemade October 25, 2010 at 10:11 pm

I made Apple Butter over a week ago and it’s still sitting in the crockpot in the fridge waiting for me :-) ugh….
Your apple and pear sauce sounds yummy!
Thanks so much for hosting Lisa!
~Liz

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Brenda October 25, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Yummmm, this sounds great. It would be good with frozen yogurt too, keeping the calories low. I bet it would be nice on pork as well.

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Debbi Does Dinner Healthy October 25, 2010 at 10:27 pm

The apple pear sauce looks delicious! Thanks!

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Katie @ Riddlelove October 25, 2010 at 11:36 pm

Apples and pears… Mmmm… Great combo for a yummy sauce.

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Alexis AKA MOM October 26, 2010 at 12:29 am

OH Goodness that is fab! Thanks

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Alea October 26, 2010 at 12:46 am

I love applesauce and pear sauce (which I made last week), but never thought to combine the two, but now I am going to!

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Kim @ Quit Eating Out October 26, 2010 at 5:22 am

Thanks so much for hosting us! Have a great day!!

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Julie October 26, 2010 at 6:25 am

I have apples from our tree and pears from a co-workers tree. I will be making this soon. I think I will make some vanilla ice cream to serve it with!

Thanks for hosting each week.

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Gail@FaithfulnessFarm October 26, 2010 at 8:20 am

Hi Lisa!!
Great looking slow cooker dish!! I love both apples and pears so combined they would be terrific I am sure :)

Blessings!
Gail

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LIb October 26, 2010 at 8:28 am

I’ve made this and eliminated the sugar (it’s one of my things…) and it’s perfectly sweet enough! you can really taste the fruit and the raisins give it a sweet lift.
Thanks for hosting the linkup!
LIB
http://bit.ly/bOPxeO

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Dem October 26, 2010 at 9:15 am

Hi Lisa,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Sorry I forgot to link back to your blog right away- I’m still getting used to this whole link-up thingy! It’s on there now though! Thanks for hosting this!

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Lisa October 26, 2010 at 10:25 am

No worries. Thanks. :-)

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Lisa October 26, 2010 at 9:30 am

Wow! So many great recipes! Thanks for hosting :)

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Julie@comehaveapeace October 26, 2010 at 10:57 am

Never thought of adding pears to my crock pot sauce … or maple syrup. What great additions! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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Amy October 26, 2010 at 11:00 am

Thanks for hosting. Love seeing what others are cooking up.

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Jane October 26, 2010 at 11:10 am

Sounds yummy! Thanks for hosting.

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Lisa October 26, 2010 at 11:50 am

I just made a pear sauce yesterday too. Now I want to make an apple-pear sauce. It sounds so good.

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Elsa October 26, 2010 at 12:54 pm

This recipe looks great. I am always trying to find new ways to use my slow cooker.

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Concetta October 26, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Thank you for hosting such a fabulous food party! All the recipes look wonderful!
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Concetta

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Michelle October 26, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Oh yum! I am SO making this. Perfect perfect perfect for fall! Thanks, Lisa!

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Queen of the House October 26, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Your house must have smelled fabulous while cooking this all day! :) MMMMM!!

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apple blossom October 26, 2010 at 3:38 pm
Another Lisa! October 26, 2010 at 6:16 pm

Thanks for hosting the party! Your recipe sounds so good.

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Miranda October 26, 2010 at 9:27 pm

Wow so many good recipes! I just found your blog, and I will have to come back earlier next time!

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MrsHappyHomemaker.com October 26, 2010 at 10:20 pm

I just bought a bunch of apples from the orchard, so this is going in my bookmarks of things to do with them. I just made some Caramel Apple Dumplings today, and I linked them this week :)

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Maytina October 27, 2010 at 11:49 am

What a great recipe! I live in the country and there are apple stands all around me. I will pick some up this week and try it out, thanks for sharing!

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