Superb Cranberry Sauce with Apples and Pears

Superb Cranberry Sauce with Apples and Pears

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  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    40 m
  • Ready In

    9 h
Lisa Shafer
Recipe by  Lisa Shafer

“This cranberry sauce has extra spices, diced fruits, and orange juice added to make it more exciting than plain old cranberries. Everyone always loves this at Thanksgiving and it disappears fast! It's best when made the night before and left to rest in the refrigerator overnight so all the flavors can blend together.”

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Original recipe yields 8 cups



  1. Place the cinnamon sticks, allspice berries, and cloves onto the center of a 8 inch square piece of cheesecloth. Gather together the edges of the cheesecloth, and tie with kitchen twine to secure. Place the sachet into a large saucepan along with the cranberries and orange juice. Bring to a boil over high heat, and cook until the berries begin to burst, about 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in the apples, pears, white sugar, and brown sugar. Return to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer about 25 minutes until the apples and pears are slightly soft. Remove and discard the spice sachet. Scrape the sauce into a bowl, cover, and refrigerate overnight. Serve cold.

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Eva Amber

Eva Amber

Fabulous! I didn't have whole spices, so I used ground. I only had time to chill it for a couple of hours, but it still tasted great!



I made two different cranberry sauces for Thanksgiving dinner this year - my usual Oranged Cranberry Sauce from this site, and this one. I cut it back to 8 servings, but otherwise followed the recipe. It was a beautiful, flavorful sauce, just a tad sweeter than I like. That could simply be the result of the fruit I used (pears can really vary in sweetness), and is easily fixed by adding a portion of the sugar, then adding more as needed after the fruit has had time to release its juices. I'll definitely make this again!

Sara S.

Sara S.

This cranberry sauce was amazing. I made it without the allspice, to satisfy some of our holiday guests. But the best part was that my dad and grandpa, who don't even like cranberry sauce, loved this. It was a great mix of fruits and spices, AND very easy to make.

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Amount Per Serving (32 total)

  • Calories
  • 140 cal
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs
  • 36.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 4 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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