This gorgeous, delicious
cranberry-pear sauce is sure to be a hit during the holiday season! It is super
quick and easy to make and does not include any refined sugar. Instead, it gets
its sweetness naturally from ripe pears and a touch of real maple syrup. Once
you try this recipe, you’ll never look at store-bought cranberry sauce the
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10-15 minutes, plus 15-20 minutes to cool
12 oz. fresh cranberries
2 medium ripe pears, peeled and diced
2 t. fresh ginger, peeled and
3 T. fresh rosemary leaves, finely diced
3 T. real maple syrup
¾ c. water
Sea salt, to taste
- Add cranberries,
pear, ginger, rosemary leaves, maple syrup, and water to a medium saucepan.
Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture starts to
boil and the cranberries burst open, approximately 5 minutes.
heat to medium-low and simmer for another 5-10 minutes. While cooking, mash the
cranberries and pears with a wooden spoon. Season with a pinch of sea salt and stir
from heat and allow sauce to cool for 15-20 minutes before checking the
consistency. Add a little water if the sauce is too thick. Taste and add more
maple syrup for a sweeter sauce, if desired.
For a smoother sauce, blend one-half of the cranberry mixture in a food
processor or blender until smooth. Stir puree back into the remaining sauce
- Serve immediately or chill before serving. Enjoy!