Mushed Apples and Pears (serves 4)
Apples and pears go well together and this recipe can be either of two things or both – it is nice for breakfast as a compote and it goes well with pork instead of apple sauce. I very rarely use sugar and, if I have to, I try and use agave nectar/syrup. In this recipe I substituted organic apple juice for any sugar needed. I used Granny Smith apples as I couldn’t get cooking apples (the really tart ones which would need more of a sweetener). Next time I make this I will add in some plums and see what that tastes like.
2 x Granny Smith apples – peeled and cut into bite size pieces
3 x pears – peeled and cut into bite size pieces
2 tbsp. organic apple juice
Put the apple chunks and 1 tbsp. apple juice in a pan and cook, covered with a lid, for 5 minutes.
Then add pear chunks and 1 tbsp. apple juice and cook, covered with a lid, for another 5 minutes or so, until both apples and pears are soft.
Mash roughly with a potato masher or puree in food processor if you want a smoother texture.