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Superb Cranberry Sauce with Apples and Pears

Lisa Gentzler Shafer

"This cranberry sauce has extra spices, diced fruits, and orange juice added to make it more exciting than plain old cranberries. Everyone always loves this at Thanksgiving and it disappears fast! It's best when made the night before and left to rest in the refrigerator overnight so all the flavors can blend together."
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9 h servings 140 cals
Original recipe yields 32 servings (8 cups)

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  1. Place the cinnamon sticks, allspice berries, and cloves onto the center of a 8 inch square piece of cheesecloth. Gather together the edges of the cheesecloth, and tie with kitchen twine to secure. Place the sachet into a large saucepan along with the cranberries and orange juice. Bring to a boil over high heat, and cook until the berries begin to burst, about 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in the apples, pears, white sugar, and brown sugar. Return to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer about 25 minutes until the apples and pears are slightly soft. Remove and discard the spice sachet. Scrape the sauce into a bowl, cover, and refrigerate overnight. Serve cold.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 140 calories; 0.1 g fat; 36.1 g carbohydrates; 0.4 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 4 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Fabulous! I didn't have whole spices, so I used ground. I only had time to chill it for a couple of hours, but it still tasted great!

I made two different cranberry sauces for Thanksgiving dinner this year - my usual Oranged Cranberry Sauce from this site, and this one. I cut it back to 8 servings, but otherwise followed the ...

This was the first time that I cooked homemade cranberry sauce, and I was very excited to see that this incorporated fruit other than just cranberries. I left it in the fridge for approximately...

dont know what happened when i rated this before but its a solid 5 ...

This cranberry sauce was amazing. I made it without the allspice, to satisfy some of our holiday guests. But the best part was that my dad and grandpa, who don't even like cranberry sauce, lov...

"SUPERB" is right! Excellent flavor and texture combinations. Everyone raved about it! I did choose to add more cranberries than the 6 cups called was just a bit sweet for my taste as ...

Was a Thanksgiving hit. YUM!!

Lisa - This is a great recipe for Home Made Cranberry Sauce. It is so easy to make and the results are perfection!! We had a Christmas Dinner party and I used your recipe. I did not change one...

This is great for people who aren't really fond of cranberries - it has a lot of apple flavor. It's pretty good, but I personally prefer cranberry relish.