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Slow Cooker Cinnamon Pear Applesauce

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When I think of fall, I think of cooler weather and my favorite smells, apple, cinnamon and pumpkin. If any of those smells can be combined, or more importantly, cooked and consumed, I’m in my happy place.

Cinnamon pear applesauce

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The Febreze Home Harvest Collection with scents like Toasted Almond, Sugared Cranberry, Spiced Pear, Vanilla Latte and Autumn Harvest got my wheels turning. With it’s cute little farm and decorative box (which was quickly confiscated by fast 5 and 7 year olds), the febreeze box had some inspiration inside. In addition to decor and some fabulous smelling samples (yes, it’s 90 degrees outside, but smells like fall inside) there were some recipes.

Febreze Fall- Cinnamon Pear Applesauce Recipe

There was a yummy sounding recipe for spiced pears, but it had sugar (trying to cute back) and ice cream (not doing dairy), so I created my own yummy spiced-ish pear-ish creation. My kitchen smelled amazing and the kids couldn’t keep away.

The great thing about cooking cinnamon pear applesauce in the slow cooker is that it so easy and forgiving. Oh, and delicious. Don’t forget delicious.

Some people might peel their apples and pears first. Not me, I want the vitamins and nutrients from the skin. So, I cored and sliced them and put them in.

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I put about 1/2 cup of water and the juice of a lemon along with 3 pears and 3 apples. It doesn’t even matter what types. I had three different types of apples in there. Then I tossed some cinnamon on top. I set the slow cooker to low and left it for about 6 hours. Could be more. Could be less. When everything was soft, I mashed it up with a spoon. To help make it smoother, I put my immersion blender right into the slow cooker and gave it a whirl.

The result? Delicious, no-sugar added, gluten-free, dairy free fall-in-a-bowl aka pear-applesauce. Preferably served warm, also good cold.

Cinnamon pear applesauce

While the Febreze Home Harvest Collection has made my kitchen smell great an eliminate the bad kitchen smells, I prefer adding my own yummy kitchen smells as often as possible.  This hits the spot for a nice dessert that isn’t too sweet and has some nutritional value.

Cinnamon pear applesauce

Slow-Cooker Cinnamon Pear Applesauce

  • 3 pears, cored and sliced
  • 3 apples, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 water
  • 1/2 lemon, juice of
  • dash of cinnamon

Cook on low for 4-6 hours. Smash with a potato masher, or use an immersion blender/food processor to blend to desired consistency.

When was the last time you used pears in a yummy dessert recipe?

Looking for a delicious slow-cooker meal sure to please everybody? Check out this delicious slow-cooker taco beef!

 

Yield: 12

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Pear Applesauce

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Pear Applesauce

Slow-Cooker Cinnamon Pear Applesauce

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 pears, cored and sliced
  • 3 apples, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 water
  • 1/2 lemon, juice of
  • dash of cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for 4-6 hours. Smash with a potato masher, or use an immersion blender/food processor to blend to desired consistency.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1 varies

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 49Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 0g

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21 Comments

  1. Fantastic recipe, I love that you didn’t add sugar to make this truly guilt free. Apples and cinnamon are favorite flavors in my house so I’m sure this would be a big hit. I’d stir this into vanilla yogurt for a healthy snack. Your house must have smelled so good after you made this!

  2. mrs. hils says:

    That’s the problem with good food-scented candles. I don’t want to smell it if I can’t eat it! We’re gonna have to try that applesauce. Mmmmmmmm.

  3. Yum! That sounds delish! I will have to get some apples and pears and try this….maybe in December when it’s actually below 95 degrees!

  4. Yum! I love my slow cooker but never made apple sauce in it. Definitely something I’ll try this fall!

  5. pat chance says:

    This sounds yummy and I can almost already smell it. Supposed to have a cold front move in this weekend, Saturdays high is only 86°. Whew-hoo

  6. There are two things I love about this recipe- you leave the peel on and there’s no sugar! Kuddos to you. Now I need to make it!

    1. Yes….I try to make it as easy and healthy as possible!

  7. I am taking my kids to pick pears tomorrow and this is the perfect treat! I am so excited to try it out.

  8. This is SO easy. I love it!! I actually don’t cook very much with pears and my kids rarely eat that fruit. I bet I can get them to eat this though.

  9. Love throwing pears in there! You are so right…there is something about the scents of fall that is totally irresistible. 🙂

  10. This makes me want an immersion blender ASAP! I love fresh applesauce. This is awesome.

    1. Honestly, you don’t have to use one. You could do it by hand, use a food processor, or even a blender with a quick couple pulses!

  11. Yum!!!! I’ve been meaning to make some applesauce and I have a whole thing of pears! Pearfect!! 🙂 I really need to get an immersion blender though. What kind do you have??

    1. It’s sage spoonfuls. I got it for making baby food. But a food processor or even a blender would work. Or you could smash by hand. My mom has a cuisinart that I got her that she loves.

  12. I am not a huge applesauce fan– but my daughter and husband would love this– and I love pears so I might like it as well 🙂

  13. Yum!! And if you’re naughty, you can eat it with a little vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. 😀

  14. I wonder if my oldest would eat this. He loves pears off my aunt’s tree, but applesauce is always hit or miss with him. I think Baby D would enjoy it though — will have to give it a try! The cinnamon would make my kitchen smell lovely too I bet!

  15. sounds delicious! thank you for the recipe

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