Some of the little treats Mom and I like are fruit spreads/sauces. They are so sweet and delicious and can be made perfectly Paleo instead of just “practically paleo.” Just like my Pumpkin Apple Butter, which you can find here, this sauce can be eaten on toast, over (shhhhh….) ice cream, on pancakes (Paleo, of course) or just in a dish. The recipe is simple if slightly time consuming with the prep, but the end game is totally worth it.
2 lbs. Gala apples, peeled and cubed
1 lb. ripe Bartlett pears, peeled and cubed
¼- ½ cup unsweetened Gala apple juice
1. Place apples, pears and juice in large sauce or soup pan.
2. Bring to a quick boil.
3. Cover and turn down to simmer. Check and stir occasionally until fruit is soft.
4. Using a potato masher, mash fruit to your desired consistency. If looking for that fine store-bought consistency, wait until fruit is cool and run it through a food processor in batches.
5. Place in jars or other containers and keep refrigerated. This can be served warm or cold.
What’s really incredible about this sauce is that the pears are what provides the sweetening. There are no added sugars of any kind.