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Pear Cranberry Sauce

We don't care for regular cranberry sauce, so I usually perk it up with other fruit. This pear version is the one my family requests most often. It's sweet, tangy and a beautiful ruby-red color. Since it keeps well in the refrigerator, I often make it in advance.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    about 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups cubed peeled ripe pears (about 3 medium)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches), broken in half
  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 to 1-1/4 cups sugar

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the pears, water, ginger and cinnamon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir in cranberries and sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-12 minutes or until the cranberries have popped and sauce is slightly thickened, stirring several items.
  • Discard cinnamon sticks. Mash sauce if desired. Cool. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 149 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 3g fiber), 0 protein.

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