Pear Honey Cranberry Sauce

I know most people choose not to add cranberry sauce to their plates on Thanksgiving because they don’t like the tart flavor so I went off in search of a recipe that was sweet enough I might be able to do some convincing to at least try it.

It  just so turned out that I had an extra pear in my basket of fruit so I immediately decided to choose this recipe.

Pear Honey Cranberry Sauce
Source: All Recipes
Servings: 5
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    • 1/4 cup water
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1 pear, peeled cored and diced 
    • 6 oz. fresh cranberries
    • 1/2 cup honey
    • 1 tsp. lemon juice
    • 1/2 tsp. lemon zest

1. Combine water and sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
2. Bring to a boil, then add pears, cranberries and honey. Reduce the heat to medium, stirring frequently for 3 minutes.
3. Continue cooking until the cranberries start to pop, about 5 minutes.
4. Remove from the heat, stirring in the lemon juice and zest. Lightly mash mixture with a potato masher.
5. Serve hot, or cool to room temperature then cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week. Can be frozen for 1 month.

This definitely met my expectations of a sweeter cranberry sauce. The pears and honey mix wonderfully together. I think I may need to make up some more of this to use as a sandwich condiment. Or even just on some toasted bread. Its absolutely delicious! 

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