Homemade Pearsauce

Pearsauce is great on it’s own or can be used as a replacement for oil and/or eggs in baked goods just like applesauce

Pre-FAILSAFE diet, homemade applesauce was one of my favorite treats. I have so many wonderful memories of sitting at the kitchen table enjoying a warm bowl of applesauce that my mom made. When I was living on my own for the first time and responsible for cooking for myself, homemade applesauce felt like such a deceivingly fancy treat.

Sadly, apples (even the supposedly moderate red delicious) were giving me hives and stomach trouble, so applesauce was officially off the menu for a while. I had to rely on pears — the only fruit that’s considered to be FAILSAFE — for just about everything. On a day when I found myself with an abundance of ripe pears and nothing to make with them, I decided to give pearsauce a try.


Pearsauce is delicious!! It’s got such a lovely natural sweetness and the texture is absolutely delightful. It works well on it’s own as a snack and even works a treat in baked goods, just like applesauce (like in this recipe for pear sweat bread) The serving size is the same as if you were eating a raw pear, so make sure to stick to no more than two pears-worth.

Do yourself a favor and grab a bunch of pears at your next shopping trip. Set aside a few to make a pear crumble and then use the rest to make a batch of homemade pearsauce.

You can thank me later.

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 25 min Rest Time 10 min Total Time 45 mins
Servings: 12


Looking for a way to turn pears into something more … fun? These pear oat bars are a soft and sweet and a great way to fancy up our one and only fruity treat.



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C. Grease a 7 x 11 inch pan and set aside.

  2. Combine shortening or butter and brown sugar and mix with a hand mixer on medium speed until fully incorporated. Add flour and baking soda and mix well. Stir in the oats and the water by hand. Press half of batter into the greased pan and set aside the rest.

  3. In another bowl mix together the pears and 1/4 cup sugar. Spread the pears over the first layer of batter in pan. Top with remaining oat batter. Bake for 25 minutes, or until lightly browned.

  4. Remove from oven and let cool. Cut into bars and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 bar

Servings 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 237kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9.4g15%
Saturated Fat 2.7g14%
Sodium 56mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 36g12%
Dietary Fiber 2.3g10%
Sugars 15.7g
Protein 3.1g7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


This recipe is FAILSAFE and RPAH Elimination Diet friendly. It is also gluten free, dairy free, nightshade free, soy free, and low salicylate. 

Keywords: pears, oats, dessert, bars

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