Apple Pear Sauce
4 or more apples, any variety, peeled, cored and quartered
4 or more pears, any variety, peeled, cored and quartered
1 cinnamon stick
1 vanilla bean pod, split down the middle
1/4 cup water
Place all ingredients in a large pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce temperature to Medium. Cook, covered for 45 minutes to 90 minutes, depending on how many apples and pears you have used. The more fruit, the longer they will need to cook. Check with a fork to determine if they are ready. They should be extremely soft, almost falling apart. Remove the cinnamon stick and vanilla bean, and discard. Place the fruit into a food processor, and process until smooth. If you prefer a chunky version, use a potato masher to mash the fruit to your desired chunkiness. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for about a month, though I doubt it will last that long!