Roasted Pear Sauce

Roasted Pear Sauce
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Instead of store-bought apple sauce, try simple, homemade pear sauce! Pears have a milder, sweeter flavor than apples. Roasted the pears before blending them into a sauce caramelizes their natural sugars for an even sweeter flavor.
  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Cook time
    25 min
  • Servings
    6 Servings
  • Serving size
    1/2 cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

6 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1/2 cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 120

  • Total Fat 6g
    • Saturated Fat 1.2g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 5mg
  • Sodium 10mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 20g
    • Dietary Fiber 4g
    • Total Sugars 13g
  • Protein 1g
  • Potassium 150mg
  • Phosphorus 35mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Fruit, 1/2 Carbohydrate, 1 Fat



  • large ripe pears (cored and cut in 1-inch pieces)
    3 (about 1 1/2 lbs total)
  • butter (melted)
    2 tsp
  • honey or 2 packets artificial sweetener
    1 tbsp
  • lemon juice
    1 tbsp
  • chopped walnuts (toasted)
    1/3 cup


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a large bowl, toss the pears with melted butter. Pour the pears into a baking dish and roast, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until pears are tender, stirring once or twice. Set the cooked pears aside to cool.

  3. Add the pears back to the large bowl; add the honey and lemon juice. Using an immersion blender or stand up blender, blend the pear mixture until almost smooth. Stir in the walnuts.