Roasted Pear Sauce

In the last month or so I’ve been downing applesauce like there is no tomorrow. I can eat it warm, hot, cold, with cinnamon, chunky, in cottage cheese … you name it, I love it.

In an effort to balance things out I was thrilled to run across this recipe for Roasted Pear Sauce in the March issue of Better Homes and Garden. It looks diving and pears are now on my shopping list!

3 large ripe pears, cored and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 T butter, melted
2 T honey
1 1/2 t lemon juice
1 1/2 t snipped fresh sage
Optional: toasted walnuts, pear slices, fresh sage leaves

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place pear pieces in shallow roasting pan. Toss with melted butter. Roast, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until pears are tender, stirring once or twice. Coll 5 minutes.
2. Transfer pears to a large bowl; add honey and lemon juice. Use immersion blender to blend pear mixture until almost smooth. Stir in snipped fresh sage.
3. Serve warm pear sauce topped with walnuts, pear slices, and fresh sage leaves.

Notes: I don’t have an immersion blender so I’m planning to pop it all in my Vitamix. Not sure how I’m feeling on the sage, but I’m definitely tempted to double the recipe seeing on how I have devoured applesauce lately :)

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