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Cranberry Pear Applesauce


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  • 2 Pears: cleaned, cut into chunks, leave the skin on. I like D’anjou pears, use your favorite variety
  • 3 large Apples: cleaned, cut into chunks, leave the skin on. I used 2 Honey Crisp and 1 Granny Smith
  • 1 cup Cranberries
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Ginger
  • 1 Cinnamon stick or 1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoons Orange Extract or 1 tablespoon freshly grated Orange Zest
  • Sweeten to taste with Stevia, pure Maple Syrup, Honey or Sucanat



Step 1

Rinse and clean all fruit. In a medium pot combine all ingredients excluding orange zest and sweetener. Bring to a boil and then lower heat to a simmer. Simmer applesauce for about a 1/2 hour, stirring occasionally. Take pot off stove and carefully discard the cinnamon stick if you used one, let cool a bit. With ladle add applesauce to blender or food processor. Puree until smooth or chunky depending on your preference. Add your some sweetener and orange extract or zest to the mix.

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