Crockpot Gingered Apple/Pear Sauce



Servings - approx. 16 ( about a quart of sauce)   Serving Size - 1/2 cup   Points Plus per Serving - 2 Point+ or 0 Point+*
Calories - 71.7,   Total Fat - 0.3g,   Carb. - 19.1g,   Protein - 0.3g,   Fiber - 2.9g

( *this is a recipe that falls into the gray area of computing points plus values for.  If you input the info into recipe builder and assume each serving is approx. 1/2 cup each with a total of approx. 16 servings, you get a point+ value of one, whether you use the sugar or not.  So it is up to you whether you decide to count this as 2 point+ or zero point+. )


8 medium sized (2 3/4" dia) fresh apples, peeled, cored and diced 
4 medium sized (approx. 2 1/2 per pound) fresh pears, peeled, cored and diced 
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 - 2 TBS brown sugar
Juice of half a lemon
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract


1.  Combine all ingredients in a slowcooker and stir to combine.  Cook on LOW for 6 - 8 hrs or on HIGH for 4 - 5 hours or until the apples and pears are soft and break apart when stirred.  You can mash up the fruit with a potato masher or a fork or wooden spoon to your desired chunkiness.  
2.  Serve warm or cold.  Store any leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator.
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