Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is our favorite way to make applesauce. It comes from the book, "Baby Let's Eat" for heatlthy cooking for both baby and family. The pears give it a bit of a crunch, even though we don't leave the chunks. We puree it smooth. And there's no sugar in this recipe. We usu. leave out the mace and it tastes fine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place all ingredients in a heavy saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce heat to a simmer.
  3. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until reduced to a chunky sauce, about 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat, cool, and refrigerate until needed.
  5. You can also freeze in ice cube trays. Keep frozen cubes in a plastic bag so you can remove one portion at a time.
Most Helpful

soooo easy! I used ginger instead of mace and gala apples. I forgot about it simmering on the stove - whoops! but no problem, it didn't burn!

in the garden September 26, 2008

Wonderful twist on traditional applesauce. Great way to use up pears and apples -- freeze and use instead of regular applesauce.

Ty's Kitchen May 03, 2008

Very easy & served as a side with spicy pork loin. I was out of mace, so used 1/8 tsp. pumpkin pie spice. Yummy!

Sher's Cooking January 16, 2008