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Pear sauce instead of applesauce

Has anyone substituted pears for apples and does it need to be bulked up with other ingredients?

asked by fuhsi 21 days ago

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cv
added 20 days ago

Applesauce varies based on the cultivar used so sauce made from a Fuji will have a different consistency than Granny Smith, Gravenstein, etc.

Based on decades of experience cooking fruits, I would say the same goes for pears: the cultivar used makes a difference. Also, based on my experience, I would say that cooked pear has a similar texture to cooked apple from a general perspective.

So choose your pear cultivar wisely if you are picky about the consistency of the final sauce, otherwise just use something that is conveniently available.

Best of luck.

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MrsMehitabel
added 19 days ago

Yes. It is delicious and doesn't need to be bulked up. I like to make a chunky pear filling (read: applesauce!) for bear claw danishes. Recommended!

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fuhsi
added 19 days ago

Thank you cv and MrsMehitabel for your answers in the affirmative!

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