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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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts

195.4 calories; 0.6 g protein; 52.6 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2016
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 (orange-spice flavored) and this one was the clear winner. Even the youngest guest (1 year old) kept crying for more! :) I made it exactly as written and wouldn't change a thing. A new favorite! Thanks Leah! FYI: my 12oz bag of fresh cranberries was about 3 1/4 cups, so I reduced the rest of the ingredients a bit. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/17/2019
This is a great option for people who want to eliminate processed sugar. The pears and cinnamon stick were a nice twist. It was good-- different but not better than the standard. The smell of steaming vinegar while cooking was off-putting... enough to not want to make it again. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2016
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 (orange-spice flavored) and this one was the clear winner. Even the youngest guest (1 year old) kept crying for more! :) I made it exactly as written and wouldn't change a thing. A new favorite! Thanks Leah! FYI: my 12oz bag of fresh cranberries was about 3 1/4 cups, so I reduced the rest of the ingredients a bit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2016
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. The recipe made 5 pints of sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2016
A nice twist to a traditional dish. Everyone loved it.:) Was easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2016
I added toasted pecans to mine and it was fantastic. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2018
Delicious. It is a little to sweet for my taste so next time the honey will be reduced to 3/4 c. and the pears will be cut into smaller dice. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2018
This was absolutely delicious. Even the kids who usually don t care for cranberry sauce ate it up. This is definitely going to be made again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2016
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. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
11/16/2019
This is a great option for people who want to eliminate processed sugar. The pears and cinnamon stick were a nice twist. It was good-- different but not better than the standard. The smell of steaming vinegar while cooking was off-putting... enough to not want to make it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2016
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 absolutely delicious! The kids went crazy over it and there was not a drop left. Read More