Pear Sauce

Cuisinart original

While applesauce may be the popular snack and condiment, pears offer a nice change. We used pears that were more on the medium-firm side, but any type can be used adjust cooking time accordingly.




6 medium-firm pears, peeled, cored and quartered

¼ cup water

1 cinnamon stick, halved

1 tablespoon brown sugar

Pinch kosher salt

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (based on ½ cup serving):

Calories 111 (2% from fat) | carb. 30g | pro. 1g | fat 0g | sat. fat 0g | chol. 0mg | sod. 26mg | calc. 18mg | fiber 6g


1. Put all ingredients in the Cuisinart Pressure Cooker.

 2. Secure the lid and select Low pressure. Put over high heat until pressure cooker reaches full pressure. Reduce temperature to maintain pressure* and set a timer for 8 minutes.

3. When time expires, remove from heat and allow pressure to release naturally. When the red safety valve drops, remove lid, strain the mixture and transfer the cooked pears to a separate mixing bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Allow to sit for 5 minutes. 

4.  After pears have rested, uncover and mash to desired consistency, adding more liquid (warm water works well) if needed. Serve as is, warm or cold, or serve as a condiment with grilled or broiled pork chops.

* Unit reaches full pressure when red safety valve pops up and steam releases continuously from the pressure release valve. Regulate pressure by reducing temperature to medium/medium-low to maintain full pressure. There should be slight steam and consistent hissing from the pressure release valve.

Keep a close eye on the pressure cooker when cooking. Some adjustment of temperature may be necessary to maintain pressure.