Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
The apples give this sauce plenty of sweetness, while the pears add a pleasantly grainy texture. a small amount of orange and lemon juice brings the necessary tang.
Why in the world would you want to spend hours with a paring knife to peel away the pink? Of course your life does change when you have a stick blender.