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Chunky Pear Applesauce

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Cook: 45 min.


6 servings

Here's a quick way to dress up store-bought applesauce...and it is equally good served as a side dish or a light dessert. Chopped apples and pears add texture, while wine spices up the mixture a bit. The recipe is from Mary Eckles of Kirkwood, Missouri.


  • 2 medium red pears, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup white wine or white grape juice
  • 1 jar (23 ounces) unsweetened applesauce
  • Ground cinnamon, optional


  1. In a saucepan, combine pears, apple and wine or grape juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 40 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Place applesauce in a bowl; stir in pear mixture. Sprinkle with cinnamon if desired. Serve warm or chilled.

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