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Instant Pot Pear Sauce

This easy, no-sugar added pear sauce made in the pressure cooker is a great way to use up leftover pears. Plus, there's no peeling necessary!
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword leftover pear recipes, pear baby food
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 ½ cup servings
Calories 67kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds seeded pears, skin on (I used Anjou)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Wash, seed, and slice the pears into large chunks.
  • Add all ingredients to the Instant Pot liner. Set the valve to "sealing" and set to manual mode for 5 minutes at high pressure. Allow a natural release. Once the pressure is released, open the top using an oven mitt.
  • Using an immersion blender, blend the cooked pears to the desired pureed consistency. Feel free to leave it chunky (by using a potato masher) or make it smooth as shown in the photos. Serve the pear sauce warm or cold - as is with a spoon or use it to top oats!

Notes

Storage: Store in a sealed jar up to one week or freeze extra pear sauce in freezer safe containers for up to 3 months. 

Nutrition

Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 28IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg