Food & Entertaining - Garden to Table

Pear and cranberry sauce

By
Jennifer Bartoli
Photography by
Jennifer Bartoli

Go for homemade when it comes to condiments that will accompany your holiday meal


Packed with tart cranberries and sweet pears, this easy sauce only take a few minutes to put together. Serve in a pretty bowl at your Thanksgiving table, spoon over Greek yogurt at breakfast or spread on top of crusty bread topped with crumbled blue cheese and toasted pecans for a quick appetizer.

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen whole cranberries
  • 
1/4 cup sugar
  • 
1/4 cup water
  • 2 strips orange rind
  • 
Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • 
1 Bartlett pear, peeled, cored and chopped

  • 2 tbsp orange juice



Preparation
In small saucepan, bring cranberries, sugar, water,  orange rind and nutmeg  to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and stir in pears. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until cranberries burst and sauce has a jam-like consistency, about 15 minutes. Discard orange rind and stir in orange juice. Cool completely and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.



Jennifer Bartoli is a food specialist for Canadian Living and the author of www.chocolateshavings.ca

 

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