Cranberry-Pear Sauce with Rosemary and Ginger!

cranberry-pear sauce with rosemary and ginger
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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!

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

Happy Eating!!

cranberry-pear sauce with rosemary and ginger

cranberry-pear sauce with rosemary and ginger
Lisa is a Lifestyle, Family and Travel Writer who has a love of all things travel, all things food, and all things living life. She gives family travel tips, the inspiration to dream, and the real deal of family life. It is not always roses and daisies, but that's life!

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