Apple-Pear Puree – Butter Baking Substitute


Equivalent: Use 5 Tablespoons of this substitute plus 2 Tablespoons of oil for every ½ cup of butter in baked goods.

Special Diet Notes: Apple-Pear Puree

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.

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Apple-Pear Puree - Butter Baking Substitute
  • 2 medium apples, cored, peeled, and cut into chunks
  • 2 medium pears, cored, peeled, and cut into chunks
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lecithin granules (available in most health food stores)
  1. Put all ingredients in a saucepan bring to a simmer, cover, and cook 40 minutes, mashing occasionally. Press through a sieve to remove excess liquid (reserve and use for other recipes if desired). This recipe will last for several days in the refrigerator, and can be preserved in the freezer for up to 6 months.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. The recipe for Apple Pear Puree looks delicious. I am seeking ways to make recipes as fat free as possible due to physical needs. I am looking forward to seeing more recipes like this. Thank you for sharing.

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