It's the time my niece Jessica has been waiting for!! Clapp's Favorite pears are in season! Sweet, juicy pears make a great snack! Gala apples are also in season. Crisp, sweet, and juicy! They are my daugher Katie and my husband Steve's favorite apples!
Now that the students are back, and our kids are going back to school, "schoolboy" size apples are perfect for the lunchbox or backpack.
Here's a new recipe that is a nice alternative to applesauce. Great Grandkids Drew & Jack love it! (makes great babyfood as well!)
1/2 peck of Clapp's Favorite pears, peeled, cored and diced
1/8 cup sugar or less to your taste (pears are naturally sweet)
1/4 cup water or apple juice
1/4 t. cinnamon if desired
In a large sauce pan, cook fruit, liquid, cinnamon, and sugar over low heat until the fruit becomes very soft, stirring often. Mash chunky bits of pear with a potato masher or ricer.
** if you are making babyfood, you can pour sauce into an ice cube tray and freeze into cubes. Store cubes in an airtight container for single serving sizes!