6 cups pared, cored and cubed NW Pears, any variety
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in 2-quart microwave-safe measure or bowl. Cover and microwave on HIGH (100%) 6 minutes. Stir pear mixture; rotate dish one-quarter turn and microwave at HIGH 6 to 8 minutes longer or until tender. Puree in blender or food processor.
Increase water to 1/2 cup with ingredients above; bring to a boil. Cook over medium heat 10 to 15 minutes or until pears are tender. Puree in blender or food processor.
Preparation and cook time 20-35 minutes.