Busy working moms like myself want recipes that do more than just feed one meal. We want recipes that S-T-R-E-T-C-H and this Easy Roasted Pear Sauce made with beautiful Stemilt pears does just that! From a healthy treat for the kids, to marinades, baked goods, and cocktails this roasted pear sauce pretty much does it all.
When we moved to Atlanta last summer we knew that our lives would be very different, we just didn't realize how different!
Gone are the days of both kid's schools being a 10 minute walk across the park from our house. All in all at the end of each week day here in Atlanta we spend about 2 hours each commuting. 2 HOURS!! Obviously, we don't get more hours in the day (wouldn't that be nice!) just because we lost 9 hours of our week to trekking around.
So, as a family we've had to get pretty creative about where these 9 hours a week are coming from in our already tightly packed schedules. Trust me, everyone is making compromises.
In Long Beach, I used to dedicate about an hour each day, sometimes more, prepping and cooking dinner. Not to mention the time I spent in-between work tasks during the day packing lunches for everyone and doing dishes. SO MANY DISHES!! These days I have found that I am spending WAY less time in the kitchen and leaning more towards recipes like this Easy Roasted Pear Sauce that require little effort and time from me, but give me SO much in return.
With just 1 batch of this roasted pear sauce I can pack my kids a healthy homemade snack in their lunchboxes, serve up a killer pork chop dinner, make a batch of pear scented granola, and even have a few pear martinis with my friends. Did I mention the fact that you can use this pear sauce in baked goods too? Basically, any recipe that calls for applesauce will substitute 1 to 1.
I mean, let's be honest with one another, how many recipes do you have in your arsenal that do that type of heavy lifting? My guess is, not too many!
Check out the recipe below and let us know what you think in the comments!
Recipe: Roasted Pear Sauce
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Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Lay prepared pears cut side down on a baking pan and bake for 30-45 minutes, or until soft to the touch at the thickest part of the pear. Let cool slightly.
Transfer pears to a blender along with 1/4 cup water. Purée until the pears are thoroughly blended, you may need to add the additional 1/4 cup of water if your puree is still too thick. Let cool. Transfer to a glass jar with a tight fitting lid and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Notes: The longer you roast the pears, the more caramelized they will become resulting in a darker puree.