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Pear Applesauce

Compote de pommes et poires

Try this recipe from the Zero Diet book to enjoy apple picking season!


Preparation time: 15 min

Cooking time: 20 min

Servings: 8


5 apples, peeled, diced

5 Bartlett pears, peeled, diced

125 ml (1/2 cup) cane sugar

60 ml (1/4 cup) water

1 vanilla pod

2.5 mL (1/2 tsp.) ground nutmeg

5 ml (1 tsp.) ground cinnamon

45 ml (3 tbsp.) lemon juice

125 ml (1/2 cup) chopped pecans



  1. In a pot, cook over medium heat the apples, pears, sugar and water.
  1. Split the vanilla pod in half lengthwise. With a knife, remove the seeds and place them in the pan with the empty pod.
  1. Add the nutmeg, cinnamon and lemon juice. Bring to a boil.
  1. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat for approximately 20 minutes.
  1. Remove the vanilla pod.
  1. Using an electric mixer, puree the mixture.
  1. Let cool and refrigerate for approximately 30 minutes.
  1. When serving, add 15 mL (1 tbsp.) of chopped pecans per serving.


Nutritional values per serving: 205 calories, 42g carbohydrates, 1g protein, 6g fat


Alyssa Fontaine, Dt.P.

Nutrition supervisor at Nautilus Plus, member of the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec and holder of a bachelor’s degree from McGill University, Alyssa joined the Nautilus Plus team in January 2014. She developed an interest in healthy nutrition at a very young age, inspired by her grandmother’s large vegetable garden and her iron health still going strong at over 90 years of age. Proper nutrition and an active lifestyle are the secrets to a long life. An avid outdoor enthusiast, Alyssa exercises regularly and shares her tips to living a balanced lifestyle acknowledging that she does have a sweet tooth. She is the proud spokesperson for the «Zero Diet» brand and she is being followed more and more on social networks.

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