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Cranberry Sauce with Honey and Pears

Rated as 4.78 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....

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.

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.

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.