If you are in the mood for something sweet, but healthy, why don't you take twenty minutes out of your day and make yourself some fresh applesauce. In college, my old roommate used to make a big batch in the slow cooker. It would simmer all day while she was in class and when she got home it would be warm, steamy and comforting. When you are short on prep time, or just plain impatient, you can still get the goodness of applesauce from your stove top. I had two apples left from my Thanksgiving pie making, already peeled and cored (Yes!), so I chopped them into a medium dice, tossed them into a small sauce pan, added about 1/4 cup of water, a 1/3 cup of sugar and cinnamon to taste. Covered the pot and stirred occasionally. 20 minutes later I had enough applesauce for two. It tasted fresh and delicious and not overly sweet at all. I used Granny Smith apples for their nice bright flavor. Plus grannies keep a little better than other apples if you ask me.
Question: Has anyone ever made pear sauce? I wonder which pears would be the best for the making.