x

Come Cook With Us!

Get the inside scoop on what's cooking at
Taste of the Times


  • -> Watch exclusive content
  • -> Receive weekly updates

and much more.

Cranberry and Pear Sauce

Posted in: Sauces, Side Dishes,

Description

After you make cranberry sauce once, you will happily await cranberry season year after year. The basic version only takes about 15 minutes and all you need are cranberries, sugar and water. The “gourmet” version however, does not add any more time or difficulty.

Pear and cranberries are a delightful pairing, and accenting the sauce with not only raw sugar, but also honey and maple, will elevate this simple and delicious dish. Add a little cinnamon to the mix, and your taste buds will thank you.  The most important thing to remember is, that you can always add sugar or honey after, but it is not possible to remove it.  If you’ve added too much water wither add more cranberries of ladle the water out. You can also can/jar the sauce immediately after cooking to make preserves. A hot jar, combined with hot cranberry sauce will seal the jar well in minutes. Enjoy. 


Ingredients

Cranberry and Pear Sauce

3 cups Cranberries

1 cup Pear, cubed

1 tablespoon Honey

1 tablespoon Maple Syrup

2 tablespoons Raw Sugar

1 teaspoon Cinnamon

Instructions

  1. For a great sauce the proportions of cranberries to water are 4:1. In this recipe, the proportions of cranberries to pear are 3:1, but feel free to experiment.
  2. Combine cranberries, pear, water, honey, maple syrup and cinnamon in a pot. Bring to boil, then lower heat and stir occasionally.
  3. The cranberries will begin to pop, keep stirring. When all of the cranberries have popped, the sauce will be ready. This will take about 10-15 minutes. The longer you boil, the thicker it will be.
  4. The most important thing to remember is, that you can always add sugar or honey after, but it is not possible to remove it.  If you’ve added too much water wither add more cranberries of ladle the water out. You can also can/jar the sauce immediately after cooking to make preserves. A hot jar, combined with hot cranberry sauce will seal the jar well in minutes. Enjoy.

 

Makes 2 ¾ cup of sauce

About The Cook

Mystery ChefWith so many people wanting to be in the spot light, why would anyone want to keep their identity a secret? Maybe there is no reason. Maybe there is one. Or perhaps this new “MC” just want

View this cook's complete profile →