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Ginger Pear Cranberry Sauce

Ginger Pear Cranberry Sauce

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Chef John

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

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  • Calories:
  • 172 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.1g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 79 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  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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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.


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.

Bekka Anne Bramley

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.