Homemade Apple or Pear Sauce

Homemade Apple or Pear Sauce

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  • 2 cups sliced, unpeeled apples or pears
  • 1/3 cup apple juice or apple cider
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons unrefined cane sugar or brown sugar (see note)


Place fruit, juice, cinnamon and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, covered, until fruit is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Taste, add sugar to your liking and reheat, constantly stirring, until sugar dissolves.

Remove cinnamon stick and puree sauce in a blender or mash, depending on whether you like it smooth or chunky.

Special notes:

For babies six months and older, omit sugar.

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