Maple Cinnamon Cranberry Pear Sauce – sweet and tangy, quick and easy! You will never go back to the gelatinous canned stuff again!
Tried and True
I have been making some version of this cranberry sauce for years now. It’s always been a big hit. I never really had a recipe, I just threw things in as a I cooked the cranberries until it tasted great. Everyone would always ask me what was in it, so I finally decided to write down a recipe. Voila, Maple Cinnamon Cranberry Pear Sauce!
Sweet and Tangy
It’s tangy with a slight sweetness and so delicious! And it’s nowhere close to looking or tasting like that gelatinous mound that comes out of a can (my apologies if you like that stuff).
Quick and Easy
This cranberry pear sauce is the real deal and it couldn’t be easier. Seriously, I don’t understand why more people don’t make their own cranberry sauce. It takes all of about 20 minutes and almost all of that is hands OFF time.
A Versatile Sauce or Spread
If you have leftovers of this glorious red sauce, you can use it as a spread for toast, muffins, waffles, pancakes, etc., top it with a little banana “ice cream”, throw it in a smoothie, make oatmeal crumble bars with a cranberry filling, etc. Or try my Cranberry Smoothie recipe. The list is endless, but really, if you want to assure yourself of leftovers, you might want to double the recipe. 🙂
Maple Cinnamon Cranberry Pear Sauce
I can’t wait for you guys to try this Maple Cinnamon Cranberry Pear Sauce. Please come back and leave me a comment below with your feedback. You can find me on social media too. Be sure to tag @veggie_inspired and #veggieinspired so I’m sure to see it. Enjoy, guys!
Yields 2-3 cups
A quick and easy, sweet and tangy cranberry sauce.
2 minPrep Time
25 minCook Time
27 minTotal Time
- 1 12oz package fresh cranberries (about 3.5 cups), rinsed and drained
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- Juice of 1/2 orange
- Zest of 1/2 orange
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 pear, peeled, cored and diced (update: peeling is optional. I've also used apples with great success)
- Add all ingredients, except the pear, to a pot and simmer on the stove until cranberries start to burst and the mixture gets saucy, about 20 minutes.
- Add the diced pear and continue to cook about 5 minutes more.
- Let cool.
This cranberry sauce will keep covered in the fridge for several days.
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