Homemade Cranberry Pear Applesauce

I met with my nutritionist a couple days ago and our diet will be changing slightly. We’ve pretty much got on the right start when we gave up gluten. However, I will now be eliminating all grains, dairy, eggs and gluten. I will be adding healthy fats and oils, supplements and cooking everything I eat. Basically, we are starting the baby food diet until my body has time to heal. Luckily, my 15 month old daughter and I will be able to eat the same foods! Ha! This is my first recipe with this approach. In all honesty, we use applesauce a lot anyway. I use it as a replacement for many of my baked goods, sauces, pancakes, etc. I do like a little variety though so I decided to throw some pears and cranberries in the cooker for extra flavor. This makes about a quart of applesauce.

applesauce

3 medium apples, peeled, sliced (any kind)
2 large pears, peeled, sliced
1 cup fresh cranberries
1 Tbsp cinnamon
¼ cup coconut oil
1 tsp lemon juice
1/3 cup water

  •  In a pressure cooker, combine all ingredients. Pressure cook for about 8 minutes.
  • Release pressure and let cool for about 10 minutes.
  • Using an immersion blender, puree fruit into a sauce. Ladle into clean jars and seal.
  • I plan on storing these in the refrigerator and eating them quickly so I’m not as concerned with proper canning technique but you could can these as desired and store in the pantry.

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