Last week I was searching for some sort of cranberry recipe to serve alongside this years Christmas ham when I stumbled upon this recipe on Mennonite Girls Can Cook, I thought it was perfect. Until I realized that I didn’t have an onion or any apples in my pantry. So I adapted the Mennonite Girls Can Cook recipe a wee bit and now I’ll be serving a delicious cranberry cinnamon pear sauce to my family this Christmas instead.
Don’t you love it when things work out like that? I do. 🙂
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup water
4 cups fresh cranberries
1 cup dried cranberries
2 ripe pears, peeled and diced
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp salt
Place washed cranberries in a large saucepan along with ALL of the other ingredients. Stir to combine. Cook over low to medium heat for about 30 minutes. You will need to babysit this one and stir frequently or it will scorch. Ideally you want all the cranberries to “pop” and the sauce to be nice and thick when you’re done with it. Makes about 4 cups.
Serve alongside ham or turkey. Nom.Nom.
Merry Christmas everyone,
Thank you to the awesome folks at Terra Organics for supplying me with the fresh pears and cranberries for this recipe. Terra Organics delivers the best selection of organic, seasonal produce in the Northwest. Fresh from their farm to you in King, Pierce and Thurston Counties. Go HERE to check out Terra Organics.
Supporting your local farmers is just plain cool. 🙂
This looks absolutely DELICIOUS! I happen to have all the ingredients- including 2 pears on the counter that need to be used!
I wll be making this THANKS! 🙂
Jealous of the wonderful fruits/veggies through Terra Organics. Our CSA’s are more segmented by farm or farm group that I’m finding myself going through all the list of what boxes tend to include to try to find one that has a mix most suitable for us. The options they’re able to offer are fantastic!
Ty for what looks like a delicious recipe
Cynthia H says
Hmmm . . . wonder if you can do this in a slow cooker?
Thanks for posting the recipe. I am going to make this for our Thanksgiving– was in limbo about cranberry sauce this year until I saw the recipe as I was web-surfing/preparing my grocery list this morning.
Judy anderson says
Oh my goodness! Made this tonight for Thanksgiving! I’ve been looking for something like this for a long time. I replaced the water with orange juice and all I can say is my families mounts are watering waiting for Thursday. Thanks so much for the recipe. Love your blog.
Can I use honey instead of sugar as a healthier alternative?
Hi I was wondering how much in weight is 4 cups of cranberries?
Looking forward to trying this recipe.
There are 4 cups in a standard 12 oz bag of cranberries
I didn’t like cranberry sauce… UNTIL NOW! This is absolutely delicious. I used it in an appetizer, baked it on chicken and ate it by the spoonful. I think I will put it in sealed jars next year for gifts!
I make this every year for the last 4 at least for Thanksgiving thru the New Year! It’s my family’s favorite! Delicious and recommend to all that enjoys cranberries
Mary Katarincic says
I threw in a cinnamon stick instead of powder, an orange peel and added OJ for the water. Turned out amazing. My only wish is that my Dad was still here to enjoy it. He would have loved it.