on the menu: cranberry sauce with pears

This cranberry sauce has been made by my grandmother, my mom, and now me. It’s simple but delicious. If there were one thing I could eat at Thanksgiving, it would be this cranberry sauce.


1 cup sugar

1/2 cup water

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon allspice

1/4 teaspoon ginger

Two peeled and chopped pears

12-ounce bag of fresh cranberries

Dissolve the sugar, water, cinnamon, allspice, and ginger items over low heat—about 5 minutes, depending on the heat. Then add the two peeled and chopped pears. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add fresh cranberries and bring to a boil. Turn off the heat when the cranberries begin to pop.

Enjoy! I tend to eat all of it before we even sit down for Thanksgiving dinner.

*Photo: flickr


  1. Sugar

    Oh Wow. That's the same recipe that I use!! It's fantasticness. I'll be making some tonight! Happy T-day!

  2. fergusandme

    i do one with oranges . . hmmm. think pears might be a nice change! thx!

  3. Tara

    Just made this recipe (to cool in fridge until Thursday) and WOW my small taste was SO good. And bonus – the house smells amazing!

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