As you may or may not know I am not a fan of Turkey. My poor day unknowingly ruined it for me when I was 12 and basically all meat on the bone. I did attempt to eat it last year but really the ham was better. What I do love though is the cranberry sauce. We normally have gotten the cranberry sauce in the can, and while I still really like it for some reason I feel like I should expand my taste buds for something a little more decadent. While the taste is decadent this recipe is really fairly easy.
Directions: In a medium saucepan boil the water, cinnamon and honey until the honey is dissolved. Rinse the cranberries then add to the pan with the diced pear.
I served over some rotisserie chicken and I can see it paired with lots of dishes. I like most about this recipe is that it uses real ingredients. It is easy but packs a lot of flavor and will be perfect in a sandwich with any of those leftovers.
Do you like cranberry sauce?
What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish?
- 2 TBSP Honey ~ ½ TSP Ground Cinnamon ~ 1 cup Water ~ 1 pear - diced ~ 12 oz of Fresh Cranberries ~ ¼ cup Truvia (or sugar)
- In a medium saucepan boil the water, cinnamon and honey until the honey is dissolved.
- Rinse the cranberries then add to the pan with the diced pear.
- Bring back to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes, stirring periodically so you don't scorch it. You will hear the cranberries popping open.
- Remove from heat and then mash lightly with a fork, add the truvia a little at a time to taste.
- Let the sauce cool in the fridge, it will start to thicken the longer it sits. I did try it warm though and it was just as good.
What like best about this is the real and fresh ingredients. You never know what you’re getting in the other stuff. And this is doable. Thank you for a great idea!
Yes, the ingredients you can’t pronounce in the pre-made stuff is not worth it! Thank you.
Part of the reason I don’t like the canned stuff is because it tastes like a can LOL!! This sounds amazing and I love the touch of pear – your recipes are the best!!
You can still see the rings in the canned stuff too. Much better fresh and in 10 minutes it’s so worth it. Thank you so much!
Linda Sheridan says
Looks beautiful on the plate! I swear I am making a turkey dinner this week! I am not cooking Thanksgiving dinner, so I am allowed! Turkey, gravy, stuffing and cranberries are my favorite Thanksgiving foods.
I can have veggies and potatoes anytime. I also love my pumpkin bread loaves. I will make more today!
I have already given away 4 loaves! Love the smell of cinnamon,cloves, ginger, and nutmeg baking!
Happy Early Thanksgiving!
Love, SMD’s Momma
That sounds like a great idea if you don’t have to make it for Thanksgiving. The smell of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg baking is the best smell. Eat an extra serving for me! 😉 Happy Early Thanksgiving!
i’m confused why you don’t like turkey–i don’t understand what ya meant! hehe. i need more coffee i think. this looks great–love cranberries, as evidenced by my post today.
Haha! My Dad decided to make Turkey one year and the whole neck fell out into the sink scarring me for life. Yuck. Great minds think alike!
Krystal R. says
Looks great! Id never think to pair these two.
Sometimes the most random ideas pop into my head but I loved the pairing.
SMD @ Life According to Steph says
I’m a canned cranberry girl. I don’t like the whole berries unless they’re in granola or baked in a bread usually.
This looks gorgeous though, perfect for the season!
kathy_ vodka and soda says
YUM!!!! i would prob do canned cranberries…i wonder if this would work with frozen?
I used the bag of cranberries from the produce section but frozen would work too.
Kateri Von Steal says
Emry is allergic to pears (I know it’s weird, blueberries too – weird weird weird)
I used to love pears SIGHS… we have learned to live without.
But this sounds SUPER yummy!
That is tough when they have allergies. I think apple would be a good exchange or even plum.
This sounds amazing!!!! I LOVE cranberry sauce, though I have never tried to make any on my own. (always eating the processed canned stuff.) This would be such a great treat and I have got to try this!!!! And who says cranberries have to be for Thanksgiving? This would be fun anytime!
Homemade is the way to go. I had it with chicken so it can totally be made year round!
I don’t like Turkey at all. My mom would always cook me something else. It’s much easier now that we go out to eat for Thanksgiving dinner. My sister love cranberry sauce, I’m totally giving her this recipe.
Yes, we have a Ham now too because of me. Thank you for sharing it, hope she likes it.
Oh wow, I’ve never even heard of cranberry pear for Thanksgiving, but this sounds amazing!! I looove making homemade cranberry sauce. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you. It was a fun experiment that worked. Hope you give it a try.
This is making me super excited for Thanksgiving! Unfortunately, I’ve never been a fan on cranberry sauce (sweet mixed with salty food doesn’t jive for me) but I know it’s a staple at the Thanksgiving table so thank you for sharing!!
That is a bummer, but I totally understand. I have so many weird food issues.
I have never made my own cranberry sauce, but this year I am planning to and yours sounds awesome!
Thank you. You won’t regret making it from scratch, it doesn’t take long and the taste is so much better.
Kate @ Green Fashionista says
Love cranberry sauce and this looks amazing! So fancy, I may have to try this out for next week’s feast 😉
Thank you. It looks fancy but uses very few ingredients and takes 10 minutes. Total score.
This sounds amazing. My family has never been big on cranberry sauce, but I can only imagine that it tastes amazing with the pears. I can’t wait to try!
I have never been big on cranberry but I do like it. Hope you like it.
Ooo I’d like that. I do not like the stuff from a can.
The canned version has too many additives. Homemade is so much better for you.
Sarita @ it's a girl's world says
This looks sooooo yum!!! Pear and cranberry– what a fab combo!
Thank you. I was happy that they complimented each other well.
Tricia Coniglio says
I didn’t like cranberry sauce as a kid but I like it now – this is something I would try and everybody would be tricked into eating something sorta healthy!
Yes, I tried to keep it very unprocessed and with little additives.
i like ground turkey or even lunch meat turkey – but like from the bird slices, not a fan! i’m actually not a fan of most thanksgiving dishes but this looks really yummy!
I’m with you, not a fan! I don’t eat many dishes I stick to about the corn and mash potatoes and the ham. I’m boring. Haha!
I’m not a cranberry fan so I’ve never actually tried it. This looks muuuuch better than that canned garbage though, that’s for sure!
So much healthy than the squish of red goop. 😉
Kristen @ Treats and Travels says
So…this cranberry sauce looks delicious and makes me super anxious for Thanksgiving! Hope all is well!
Thank you. It was such a treat and I know I’ll be making it again. Hope you are well too.
Mmmm looks yummy. I am not a fan of turkey. I like ham much better.
Ham is my favorite, well after Chorizo.
Girl, what an easy and fantastic recipe! Looks so good!
Thank you. It was so quick to whip together.
Heather (@mylittlehea) says
I’m definitely not a fan of the can stuff, but I want to give this a try!!
This is so much better and it is all fresh ingredients. Hope you give it a try.