I thought we’d finish out the year with something that sounds expensive to make but it’s not. It’s 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.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10-15 minutes, plus 15-20 minutes to cool
12 oz. fresh cranberries
2 medium ripe pears, peeled and diced
2 t. fresh ginger, peeled and
3 T. fresh rosemary leaves, finely diced
3 T. real maple syrup
¾ c. water
Sea salt, to taste
- 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.
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
from heat and allow 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.
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
Serve immediately or chill before serving.
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