This recipe is so simple, it’s redonk. The most annoying part about it is peeling the fruit- if you’re lucky you can sucker someone else into doing it for you, unlike me this time.
We had quite the collection of one-to-two-week old apples and pears in the crisper from our last few veggie boxes. Matt always forgets the fruit is in there and I’m never really like ‘ooh I feel like an apple right now’ so there we were.

In my effort to reduce our food waste I decided to throw them all into our crock pot and see what happened. I had a few green and red apples and a some yellow pears. A little montly crew of deciduous fruit.

Once those bad boys are peeled, chop them into cubes and throw them into the slow-cooker.

Pour some water in to cover the fruit about 1/3 of the way.  Add the grated ginger, vanilla, spices and honey (if desired) and slow cook on low so you can enjoy the aroma all day (you can cook on high if you’re short on time.)

Serve warm on it’s own or add the sauce to yogurt, muesli or ice cream. Yum!

Apple-Pear Sauce with Vanilla and Ginger


  • 4-5 Apples
  • 3-4 Pears
  • 1 Hunk Ginger Grated
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cloves
  • A Cup or Two Water

Cooking Directions

  1. Peel and dice apples and pears and throw into slow cooker.
  2. Grate the ginger and add to apples.
  3. Cover the fruit about 1/3 of the way with water.
  4. Add spices, vanilla and honey and stir well.
  5. Slow cook on low or high.
  6. Once finished, serve as is or mash with a fork.
  7. Enjoy!

Author: dawnrieniets

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