Sauces, Dressings, Condiments, Creams: Sauces, Gravy and Condiments: Pear Sauce

A delicate pear topping.

Author: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 5 A Day Program, adapted by CalorieKing staff
Date: February 20, 2009

Suggestions: Serve over low-fat baked goods, fruit salad or low-fat yogurt.

Serves: 8 person(s)
Yield: 8 x 1/4 cup servings (or about 2 1/2 cups)

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 15 mins


    6 cup pared, cored and cubed pears (any variety)
    1/2 cup water
    2 Tbsp sugar
    1 tsp lemon juice
    1 dash of nutmeg


    Combine all ingredients in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook over medium heat 10 to 15 minutes or until pears are tender. Puree in blender or food processor.

Microwave Directions:

    Decrease water to 1/4 cup. Combine all ingredients in 2-quart microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high (100%) for 6 minutes. Stir pear mixture; rotate dish one-quarter turn and microwave at high for 6 to 8 minutes longer or until tender. Puree in blender or food processor.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:80 cals
Kilojoules:335 kJ
Fat:0.2 g
Carbohydrates:21.3 g
Protein:0.5 g
Cholesterol:0.0 mg
Sodium:1 mg
Saturated Fat:0.0 g
Fiber:4.0 g
Calcium:11.0 mg
Total Sugars:14.0 g

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