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Easy to find at the grocery store? Apple sauce. Not easy? Apple and pear, together. Enter your slow cooker, a simple list of ingredients, and a hands-off method for an easy and delicious recipe. When you combine all the ingredients in the slow cooker, it might not seem like enough water, but due to the way a slow cooker works, the steam from the cooked apples and pears will mix in to make sure it’s all good and saucy. Two cooking tips: make sure to remove the seeds before cooking the apples and pears, and cool the apple sauce completely before refrigerating.

Mary Claire Britton

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Recipe Summary

hands-on:
10 mins
total:
4 hrs 10 mins
Yield:
1½ quarts
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place all ingredients in a 6-quart slow cooker, stirring just to combine. Cover and cook on LOW until apples and pears are tender, about 4 hours.

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  • Remove and discard vanilla bean and cinnamon stick.

  • Pulse mixture in a food processor or blender, or mash in a bowl with a potato masher, to desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts

120 calories; fat 0.2g; carbohydrates 31.4g; sugars 24.7g; protein 0.4g; sodium 3.1mg; fiber 2.9g.
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