This gorgeous, delicious Cranberry-Pear Sauce with Rosemary and Ginger is sure to be a hit this holiday season! It is super quick and easy to make and does not include any refined sugar. Instead, it gets its sweetness naturally from ripe pears and a touch of real maple syrup. Once you try this recipe, you’ll never look at store-bought cranberry sauce the same.

cranberry-pear sauce with rosemary and ginger

Cranberry-Pear Sauce with Rosemary and Ginger

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10-15 minutes, plus 15-20 minutes to cool
Serves: 6


12 oz. fresh cranberries
2 medium ripe pears, peeled and diced
2 t. fresh ginger, peeled and grated
3 T. fresh rosemary leaves, finely diced
3 T. real maple syrup
¾ c. water
Sea salt, to taste

*Tip: For a smoother sauce, blend one-half of the cranberry mixture in a food processor or blender until smooth. Stir puree back into the remaining sauce before serving*

1. Add cranberries, pear, ginger, rosemary leaves, maple syrup, and water to a medium saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until the mixture starts to boil and the cranberries burst open approximately 5 minutes.

2. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for another 5-10 minutes. While cooking, mash the cranberries and pears with a wooden spoon. Season with a pinch of sea salt and stir to combine.

3. Remove from heat and allow the sauce to cool for 15-20 minutes before checking the consistency. Add a little water if the sauce is too thick. Taste and add more maple syrup for a sweeter sauce, if desired.

4. Serve immediately or chill before serving. Enjoy!

Here are some other recipes you might like:

  1. Apple and Feta Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
  2. Tiramisu
  3. Gingerbread Cupcakes

Happy Eating!!

cranberry-pear sauce with rosemary and ginger

cranberry-pear sauce with rosemary and ginger