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. 🙂