While I am not a big fan of apples, Chad and Evan love them. I actually didn’t start making applesauce until Evan started eating solids. This Chai Spiced Pear Applesauce has become a favorite for Chad and Evan. Pieces of apples and pears are combined with cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla, ginger, cardamom, and cloves. If I am making a batch for Evan, I just omit the brown sugar. No one has seemed to miss it. The warm chai flavors would make this a wonderful addition to Thanksgiving dinner.
If you don’t have any pears on hand, you can always substitute with more apples. I like making this in the slow cooker, because I can just toss in all the ingredients and forget about it for 6 hours.
The easiest way to puree the applesauce is with an immersion blender. If you don’t have one, you can use a regular blender or food processor once the apples and pears cool a little. Be very careful when transferring.