Pear-applesauce With Chai Spices Recipe

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Pear-Applesauce with Chai Spices

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@Celestina9000

It's autumn and we have a bounty of locally grown, organic apples and pears on hand. I modified an apple cider recipe for this East Indian inspired combination.


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Serves:
6-8 (estimated)
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
5 Hr
Method:
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

3-4
apples, scrubbed, peeled, seeded and cored
3-4
ripe pears, scrubbed,peeled, seeded and cored
1 small
ripe banana, peeled
1
whole cinnamon stick
1
whole star anise
1/2 Tbsp
freshly grated ginger (or use about 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger)
3-4
cardamon pods
2-3
whole cloves
3-4
whole black peppercorns
1/3 c
dark brown sugar
1/4 c
water (you can sub white grape juice, pear juice, apple juice/cider, pineapple juice)
1 Tbsp
freshly squeezed lemon or orange juice
1 tsp
vanilla paste or vanilla extract

FLAVORED YOGURT TOPPING:

2 Tbsp
whole milk yogurt, drained
1/4-1/2 tsp
rosewater, to taste

Step-By-Step

1Place the peeled fruit in the Crock-pot.

2Lightly crush the whole spices in a pestle and mortar then place the spices in a tea infuser (or you can use muslin cloth and tie up). Add to the Crock-pot.

3Now add about 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup water (white grape juice, apple juice/cider or pineapple juice), 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or extract to the Crock-pot.

4Cook on HIGH 1 hour then on LOW for about 3-4 hours until very soft.

5*Remove* the cinnamon stick and whole spices. Use an immersion blender to puree the fruit or transfer to a blender or food processor and puree in batches to desired consistency.

To serve: Eat and enjoy warm or cold. I like to add a dollop of plain yogurt with rosewater to my serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Sauces
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Indian