Apple And Pear Sauce

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  • 6 Anjou or Comice:pears (slightly underripe), peeled and cut into large pieces
  • 4 apples:(Granny Smith, McIntosh, and/or Golden Delicious)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons:fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup:apple juice
  • 1/2 cup:sugar
  • 1 teaspoon:finely grated lemon zest



  1. Core, peel, and cut the pears and apples into large chunks.
  2. In a large, heavy pot, toss with lemon juice to prevent discoloration.
  3. Combine the pears and apples with the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered, for 15 minutes or until the fruit is tender but not mushy.
  5. Uncover the pot, stir and cook 5 minutes more.
  6. Adjust the flavors and remove from heat, stirring carefully so as not to break up the fruit too much.
  7. Cool to room temperature.
  8. Refrigerate, covered, for up to 4 days. Serves 6 to 8.
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