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.
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
- Place apple, pear, and lemon juice in a 4 1/2 quart electric slow cooker; toss gently.
- 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.
- 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
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This post is linked to Delicious Dishes at It’s A Blog Party!.