This pear sauce is so easy to make! With only 3-ingredients and no-added sugar, it’s a healthy a delicious fall treat!

QUESTION: Do you prefer apples or pears in the fall? Or, are you an equal opportunity pear AND apple eater?

Truth is, I am much more of an apple eater than I am a pear eater.

It’s not that I don’t enjoy the taste of a ripe, juicy pear from time to time.

I do!

It’s just that I seem to forget about them.

Forget about them, as in I will buy a bunch of pears, which are usually unripe, so I leave them in a paper bag to mingle together and do their ripening dance, only to forget about them until they are a big old pile of mush.


Thank goodness Big Tex likes {make that LOVES} pears, so I am forced to buy them each season, and try and get it right.

Right, as in eat them, at their peek of  ripe juicy perfection {sliced with cinnamon on top~mmm…} OR, try something new, and cook them down in to this delectable SUPER EASY TO MAKE Orange Ginger Pear Sauce.

How to Make Orange Ginger Pear Sauce

  1. Cook chopped ripe pears, orange juice, and fresh ginger in a pot.
  2. Puree all the ingredients in a food processor or blender.
  3. That’s it!

Oops! My glasses slipped off into the pot while I was cooking the Orange Ginger Pear Sauce. Oops! Never fear-I took them out of the pot before I blended all the ingredients . πŸ™‚

Nutrition & Serving Suggestions

  • Keep the skins on! Pears are nutritious too, especially when you leave the skins on. According to The World’s Healthiest Foods, pear skin contains at least three to four times as many phenolic phytonutrients as the flesh, and half of the pear’s total dietary fiber.  
  • Anthocyanins. In addition, red skinned varieties, like the Starkrimson pears I used to make this pear sauce, provide anthocyanins, pigments that provide coloring to fruits, vegetables, and other plants, and have powerful antioxidant properties.
  • Serving Tips. Serve this orange ginger pear sauce up straight {warm is extra delicious} or try it mixed in to cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, or oatmeal. Or, for an extra decadent, yet still somewhat healthy treat, do what I did and mix warm pear sauce into fresh ricotta cheese.  So incredibly delicious!
orange ginger pear sauce

Orange Ginger Pear Sauce

This pear sauce is so easy to make! With only 3-ingredients and no-added sugar, it's a healthy a delicious fall treat!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 3 pounds ripe pears, core & stems removed {leave skin on}
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce fresh ginger , approximately 2 tablespoons; peeled & cut into small chunks


  • Chop pears in to small chunks, {no need to be precise since the pears will be pureed/blended} and place in medium to large saucepan. Pour orange juice over pears and add chunks of ginger to the pan. Bring to a boil, then place lid on pan and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Remove pears from remaining liquid {discard ginger chunks first}, and place in a blender or food processer. Blend/process until desired consistency is achieved.
  • Serve warm, or let cool before serving.


Serving Suggestions:

Serve this orange ginger pear sauce up straight {warm is extra delicious} or try it mixed in to cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, or oatmeal. Or, for an extra decadent, yet still somewhat healthy treat, mix warm pear sauce into fresh ricotta cheese.Β  Yum!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 402mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 181IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Mediterranean, MIND Diet, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword ginger pear, homemade pear sauce
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  1. Anne|Craving Something Healthy says:

    This looks absolutely divine. And I can think of so many things to put it on – if I don’t just eat it right out of the jar! Love πŸ™‚

  2. looks great love pears but mostly just eat them

  3. The Squishy Monster says:

    YUM! I’m not familiar with this variety of pears but it looks like I can duplicate it with what’s here. Can’t wait to try it, I’m all over it =)

  4. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies says:

    I posted a recipe for pear applesauce last winter, but I’ve yet to do a pear-only sauce. This sounds like a fabulous one to start with, though–I love the combination of flavors!

  5. Kristen (swanky dietitian) says:

    This pear sauce sounds just amazing! I LOVE pears!
    I love that you mentioned adding it to cottage cheese. That sounds just fabulous!!

  6. I love the vibrant color of those pears, a variety I haven’t seen on the East Coast yet. What a great way to enjoy this fall fruit!

  7. teri@managedmacros says:

    Warm with ricotta cheese?? WOW!! Sounds amazing!!! You out do your self every time Spicy!!! Ha! The glasses pic!!! Mine right now has an arm that always comes off and ALWAYS falling off my face!!! Ginger is one of my favorite spices what a perfect pair!

  8. foodwanderings says:

    Love pear sauces EA. Love this citrus/orange ginger pear sauce. I made one with lime last yeast was sublime as I can imagine this would taste. Love the photos! Real pretty!

  9. amy @ fearless homemaker says:

    I love the combo of pears + ginger + this sauce sounds absolutely awesome! I know this will defeat its healthiness a bit, but how great would it be atop some vanilla ice cream. yum…. =)

  10. Vanessa @Vanperrone says:

    This looks delicious. Admit to having had the same glasses-falling-in-food dilemma before, I feel you. I’m usually an apple saucer, but pear ginger is a winning combo. Thanks for the idea!

    1. EA-The Spicy RD says:

      Vanessa-You’re welcome and so glad to know I’m not the only one dropping my glasses in my food πŸ™‚

  11. Lauren Slayton says:

    Ooh ginger pear sauce, love this idea.

    1. EA-The Spicy RD says:

      Let me know how it turns out it you make it Lauren. Enjoy!

  12. Deanna Segrave-Daly says:

    Once again we share a brain! I made a pear/apple ginger sauce (I got fresh ginger in my CSA – was so excited) the day after we had that twitter chat! I also took photos in mason jars but probably won’t get it together to post until next month. Only difference, no glasses in the bowl just because I don’t wear them….yet. My issue is more like keeping my 5 year old’s hands out of the bowl as we cook.
    Anyway, I LOVED the pear sauce (I think almost better than the apple) Love your addition of the o.j.

    1. EA-The Spicy RD says:

      I’m so glad you suggested the idea to me. It was one of those “a ha” moments…as in “a ha, why didn’t I think of this!” Looking forward to your post next month!

  13. Gina (The Candid RD) says:

    Pears and apples are two things I really miss since starting my low fodmaps diet. I can’t eat either of them, and when fall comes along I feel so…..lonely and sad (especially when faced with those delicious honey crisp!!).
    Either way, I still love making things with both ingredients, and this sauce sounds so fantastic!! Mixed in oats? Great idea.

    1. EA-The Spicy RD says:

      Such a bummer that you can’t eat pears and apples Gina {at least not without feeling crummy}, and you;re right…fall just isn’t quite the same w/o apples and pears. Glad you can enjoy them at least a little bit!

  14. Regan @ The Professional Palate says:

    I’ve never made pear sauce… and much like you, I seem to buy pears and then let them get over-ripe. Great solution I have now πŸ™‚

    1. EA-The Spicy RD says:

      Ha, ha Regan! So glad I’m not the only pear “over ripener” πŸ™‚ Yes, this is a great solution as long as the pears aren’t total mush!

  15. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl says:

    This looks incredible!! I love ginger with pear and am always looking for natural ways to sweeten everything from smoothies to pancakes. YUM!

    1. EA-The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks Liz! We had the pear sauce and orange ginger syrup on top on coconut flour pancakes this weekend. Added toasted chopped pecans too. Delicious!

  16. Carol | a cup of mascarpone says:

    This sounds divine! I am an apple and pear eater, and love making apple sauce, but never even thought of pear sauce! I can’t wait to try it!!

    1. EA-The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks so much Carol! I really hope you enjoy the pear sauce!