Ginger Chia Pear Sauce

ginger chia pear sauce recipe

When you’ve got an abundance of ripe autumn pears and a hankering for something sweet, spiced, and cozy, pear sauce hits the spot. Ok, maybe pear sauce isn’t the first thing that comes to mind recipe-wise  ?… but don’t knock it till you try it :)

It’s super simple, smooth and delicious and makes a nice light sweet treat or even a beautiful sauce to accompany something savory at a fall table. Makes a pretty autumn-themed homemade gift too.

Oh, and it’ll make your house smell amazing ? one of my favorite things about autumn baking.

autumnal pear sauce recipe with ginger and chia seeds

When I made this initially, I wasn’t thinking of this recipe for the blog — more like a random little something for myself. You know, the kind of thing you just enjoy with a spoon straight out of a jar… but it ended up delish and I thought hey, maybe there’s someone out there who’s weird enough like me and will want to go and make themselves a lemon-ginger-chia-pineapple-cinnamon pear sauce… Anyone? ??

I went with some of my favorite spiced flavors here, which you can also find in:

Can you spot some trends? ;)

refined sugar-free spiced autumn pear sauce recipe

When I was making this pear sauce, I was absolutely in the mood for sweet and aromatic, which is why I went the cooked route and also used a larger amount of maple syrup to caramelize the pears a little and to offset the tartness of the lemon and pineapple flavors. The chia seeds serve as a thickener for the sauce, and to add a hint more substance… I bet this would be lovely with a hint of fresh grated ginger as well and maybe even a pinch of turmeric, but I’ll leave you to experiment with alternatives here :)

ginger chia pear sauce recipe

Ginger Chia Pear Sauce

  • Author: Audrey @ Unconventional Baker
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: approx 2 cups
  • Category: Sauce
  • Cuisine: Dessert


An autumnal homemade spiced pear sauce recipe, spruced up with chia seeds, ginger and pineapple flavors. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, oils, coconut and nut-free.


  • 3 large ripe pears, peeled, cored, and rough chopped
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 5 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup pineapple juice


  1. Place all ingredients, except chia seeds and pineapple juice, into a small sauce pan. Bring to a light boil on medium heat, stirring frequently.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer for approximately 10-15 mins or until the pears begin to fall apart or mash easily, stirring occasionally. Turn off the heat and cool for 15-20 mins.
  3. Blend pineapple juice and chia seeds in a high power blender. Add the cooled pear mixture to the blender and blend to combine.
  4. Let the mixture sit for 20-30 mins to thicken slightly, or chill overnight if you prefer your sauce cold. Enjoy! Store leftovers refrigerated.



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