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Cranberry Sauce with Honey and Pears

Rated as 4.83 out of 5 Stars

"This spicy cranberry sauce uses honey and pears to sweeten it instead of sugar. I try to prepare this at least a few hours ahead of time to allow all the flavors to blend, but if you don't have time to wait, it's still delicious. A beautiful sweet/tart addition to any feast."
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2 h 30 m servings 195
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Combine honey, apple cider, water, lemon juice, and cinnamon stick in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium and simmer, stirring frequently, until smooth, about 5 minutes. Add pears and cranberries and return to a boil; reduce heat to medium and simmer until sauce is thickened, 12 to 15 minutes. Refrigerate until chilled and flavors have blended, at least 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 195 calories; 0.1 52.6 0.6 0 5 Full nutrition

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Everything about this recipe is perfect! I brought it to Thanksgiving dinner and everyone was raving about it. I brought this recipe, along with a batch of my usual cranberry sauce that I make (...

I made it exactly as written except I used two pears and chopped them very small...any more would have been a waste of good pears. I did discover that a 12 Oz bag of cranberries is about 4 cups....

I added toasted pecans to mine and it was fantastic.

A nice twist to a traditional dish. Everyone loved it. :) Was easy to make.

Oh, I never follow recipes to the letter. Hehehe...I put a ton of that solid honey in, no cinnamon, no lemon...didn't measure anything...I used ginger apple juice....hehehe...and it was absolu...

I tried it before it was completely cooled so I'm not sure if that makes a difference but the honey taste was a little too much for me. Next time I will decrease the amount a bit.