Pear Sauce

Spiced with a cinnamon and cloves, this pear sauce can be served to accompany both sweet and savoury dishes.


5 ripe pears, peeled and diced, such as Forelle, Bosc, Anjou pears
3 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
Pinch ground cloves
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Water, to cover


Add pears, brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves and lemon juice to saucepan. Add enough water to cover pears about halfway. Cover with lid. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer. Cook until pears start to soften and break down, about 10 to 15 minutes. (This may depend on how ripe the pears are.)

Mash sauce with immersion blender or potato masher until smooth. Continue to cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until thickened about 5 minutes. The recipe makes enough sauce to serve with this Spiced Pork Chops and to make this Pear and Ginger Fool.

Yield: Makes about 2 cups.