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How to Make 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!

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!

starkrimson pear

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.

Yuck.

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!
chopped pears with glasses on top

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 . ๐Ÿ™‚

cooked pears in blender

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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.ย  Yum!

Nutrition

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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orange ginger pear syrup
Let’s Chat! Have you made pear sauce before? Do you prefer pears, apples, or both? Ever dropped your glasses into the food while cooking???

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24 thoughts on “How to Make Orange Ginger Pear Sauce”

  1. 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!

    1. EA-The Spicy RD

      Vanessa-You’re welcome and so glad to know I’m not the only one dropping my glasses in my food ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 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

      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!

  3. 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

      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!

    1. EA-The Spicy RD

      Ha, ha Regan! So glad I’m not the only pear “over ripener” ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, this is a great solution as long as the pears aren’t total mush!

    1. EA-The Spicy RD

      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!

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