Vanilla Honey Pear Sauce

Posted on November 22, 2013 by Amanda Holliday | 1 Comment

real foodAuthor: Jax from Cooking with Jax 

When to Introduce: 12+ months (always check with pediatrician)


2 dozen ripe pears
2 vanilla beans, scraped, or 4 tspn. extract
2 tbsp honey


1. Peel and slice pears being sure to discard the core, then add them to pot.

2. Scrape vanilla beans and add both the scrapings and pod to pot.  If you are using vanilla extract, omit until the very last step so it doesn't evaporate.

3. Stir in honey, then place lid on crock pot.

4. Cook on low for 8-12 hours or high for 6-8 hours.

5. When pears are as soft as you would like them to be, then blend the entire mixture (an emersion blender would be good for this step). I like to blend my sauce until completely smooth, but by all means leave it chunky if that's what you prefer.   Once you are finished blending the sauce, return it to the crockpot to warm back up (about 20-30 minutes on high), then transfer to mason jars. 

NOTE: To make pear butter, return pear sauce to slow cooker and cook on high, without lid for and additional 2-4 hours, until sauce has turned a deep caramel color. 

Fills 6-8 Pouches

Stars:  Pears are high in fiber and contain a fair amount of vitamins C, K, B2, B3, and B6. Pears are also high in folate. 

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Posted in 12+ Months, High Fiber, Pears, Real Food, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C

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September 06, 2015

Thank you for this, I made it last night. This recipe makes much more than 6-8 pouches! I filled 4 pouches, we ate some, and then had so much left over, I am now dehydrating it for fruit leather. Also, after 12 hours in the slow cooker, it looked very watery. I ended up removing almost 2 cups of liquid before puree-ing it. Also, it seemed very sweet to me – maybe it was the pears I used, but if I make this again, I will either cut the honey in half, or leave it out all together. I also ended up adding the juice from half a lemon. It was amazing how it brought out the flavours!

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