Cranberry Pear Sauce with Rosemary and Ginger
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This gorgeous, delicious Cranberry Pear Sauce is super quick, easy to make and does not include any refined sugar.
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Holiday
Serves: 6
  • 12 oz. fresh cranberries
  • 2 medium ripe pears, peeled and diced
  • 2 t. fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 3 T. fresh rosemary leaves, finely diced
  • 3 T. real maple syrup
  • 3⁄4 c. water
  • Sea salt, to taste
  1. Add cranberries, pear, ginger, rosemary leaves, maple syrup, and water to a medium saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture starts to boil and the cranberries burst open, approximately 5 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for another 5-10 minutes. While cooking, mash the cranberries and pears with a wooden spoon. Season with a pinch of sea salt and stir to combine.
  3. Remove from heat and allow sauce to cool for 15-20 minutes before checking the consistency. Add a little water if the sauce is too thick. Taste and add more maple syrup for a sweeter sauce, if desired.
  4. Optional: For a smoother sauce, blend one-half of the cranberry mixture in a food processor or blender until smooth. Stir puree back into the remaining sauce before serving.
  5. Serve immediately or chill before serving. Enjoy!
Recipe by Mommy Evolution at