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Ginger Pear Cranberry Sauce Recipe
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Ginger Pear Cranberry Sauce
This incredibly flavorful cranberry sauce stars candied ginger and fresh pear. See more

Ginger Pear Cranberry Sauce

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"This gingery, pear-studded cranberry sauce is simply amazing."

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Original recipe makes 2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    2 hrs 20 mins


  1. Combine cranberries, diced pear, orange juice, sugar, water, candied ginger, orange zest, star anise, cinnamon stick, garam masala, and salt in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to boil, reduce heat to medium, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until cranberries have softened, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
  2. Remove cinnamon stick and star anise. Chill until ready to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 27, 2013

Scale back on the sugar, and it's spectacular! Next time I'll start with 1/2 cup and add more to taste. You get sweetness from the orange juice as well as the pear, so a full cup isn't really necessary. I had to add an additional cup of cranberries to balance it out.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2015

Good crazy enough. But i would need to share it I could only eat a few tbsp. Very rich in taste.

Nov 27, 2014

Very tasty. I used several slices of fresh ginger since that's what I had, and I only had half a cup of orange juice so added more water to make up for the difference.

Nov 26, 2014

I roughly followed this recipe, and it was amazing. I've never been particularly fond of the tartness of cranberries so I used an equal amount of pears instead of just one, and anise and the spice blend were a little out of hand for me, so I just substituted other spice blends (nutmeg, allspice) to taste. It turned out a dark dark red but so sweet and delicious. We ate in on toast for months, and it kept fine.

Feb 22, 2014

This cranberry dish is so so delicious. I made it for Thanksgiving and then for Christmas. And then as a spread for bread or ANYTHING! Next I am going to make it and can it!

Dec 20, 2014

3/4 cup of sugar is more than enough. Made fresh garam masala using the recipe "Easy garam masala" (here on Allrepcipe). It was soooo yummie, mingling the aromas of the freshly ground spices! The biggest difficulty is not to eat it all at once.

Nov 28, 2013

I tired this recipe exactly how it's written. I even watched the video. Something just didn't taste right about.....maybe the garam masala.


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  • Calories
  • 172 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.1 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 79 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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