It’s like applesauce, but with pears! No added sugar necessary, especially if you use ripe to overly ripe pears. The ground ginger gives this recipe a little kick. You can mash/puree the pears using a variety of tools, including a whisk, potato masher, blender, food processor, or immersion blender. I used a whisk to make the chunky sauce pictured.
It's like applesauce, but with pears!
- 6 ripe pears (peeled, chopped into 1-inch pieces)
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
|Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer for 20-25 minutes. Let cool. |
|Once cool, mash with a potato masher or whisk or puree with an immersion blender or food processor. Pour off excess liquid if necessary. Refrigerate until served. |
Clafoutis is a French baked fruit dessert, but is traditionally made with milk/cream, sugar, butter, and flour, which aren’t the healthiest ingredients. This recipe calls for only 2 tablespoons of added sugar and leaves out the other undesirable ingredients.
Clafoutis is a French baked fruit dessert, but is traditionally made with milk/cream, sugar, butter, and flour, which aren't the healthiest ingredients. This recipe calls for only 2 tablespoons of added sugar and leaves out the other undesirable ingredients.
- 2-3 large bosc pears (unpeeled (but peel if you'd like))
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (drinkable kind)
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 cup blanched almond flour (you could probably use regular flour (whole wheat or white) if you'd like)
- 2 tablespoons sugar (such as turbinado)
- 24 drops liquid stevia
- 1 tablespoon pear brandy (I actually used amaretto vodka)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- coconut oil for greasing pan
- cinnamon for garnish
|Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 9" pie plate or cast iron skillet. |
|In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients except pears and cinnamon until well combined (about 1 minute). Batter will be thin, like crepe batter. |
|Cut pears into quarters, lengthwise, then remove the core. Slice pears lengthwise, and lay in the greased pan. Pour the batter over the pears and place in the oven. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until golden brown on top. Garnish with cinnamon. |