An EASY 3-ingredient cranberry pear sauce! This is my go-to cranberry sauce recipe for the Holidays. I love how the sweet pears compliment the tart cranberries, perfect to add to your Thanksgiving table.
Cranberry Pear Sauce
This is the BEST cranberry sauce recipe, it’s my go-to every year. More favorite Thanksgiving sides include Garlic Mashed potatoes and Roasted Heirloom Carrots with Feta, Truffle and Lemon.
Cranberry sauce can be served chilled or at room temperature. I just love how fruit spreads can be such a lovely compliment to a meal. I especially love it with turkey or on a roasted turkey breast sandwich. The day after Thanksgiving, if there’s leftover turkey, I’ll slice it and out it on a whole wheat baguette with some broccoli sprouts – delicious. It’s also great with a pork roast or roasted chicken. Other favorites are Crock Pot Applesauce, Slow Cooker Cranberry Pear Butter, Slow Cooker Apple Butter, and Pumpkin Butter.
Make it a few days ahead, it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.
How To Make Cranberry Sauce
More Thanksgiving Side Dishes:
- Mashed Cauliflower
- Potato Leek Soup
- Roasted Asparagus
- Brussels Sprouts Gratin
- Chicken Sausage and Herb Stuffing
Cranberry Pear Sauce
- 12 oz fresh or frozen cranberries
- 2 ripe pears, peeled and cored, cubed small
- 1/2 cup honey or agave
- 1 cup water
- Bring all the ingredients to a boil on high heat in a medium saucepan.
- When boiling, reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the cranberries burst and the sauce thickens. Remove from heat and let it cool before refrigerating. Serve chilled or room temperature. Makes 3 1/4 cups.
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165 comments on “Cranberry Pear Sauce”
I forgot to put this out on the table on Thanksgiving. Found it a few days after Thanksgiving in the back of the refrigerator. It was so good. This will be a regular dish on Thanksgiving at my house!
This sounds great! What type of pears do you recommend? And have you ever tried adding uncrystallized candied ginger? How far in advance can it be made and still be as good as fresh?
Thanks for your help
For anyone wondering, I don’t recommend using canned pears. It just doesn’t look as good. I made this recipe for Friendsgiving and made one sauce with fresh pairs and another with canned. My friend’s didn’t think the canned pears tasted that bad, but the fresh pears were definitely more appetizing
This is my go to cranberry sauce. It’s always a hit with the family. It tastes great on yogurt too.
I was going to make the recipe on the back of bag of cranberries until I saw that it called for a cup of sugar. This recipe came across my Instagram so I tried it instead. YUM! From now on this will be on my Thanksgiving table!
Can I use fresh cranberries??
yes thats what I use
Thank you for this recipe. It’s my new favorite cranberry sauce.
Do you think I can use maple syrup instead of honey or agave? I can’t eat either one of those but have no issues with maple syrup. What are your thoughts? Thanks and happy thanksgiving!
I can’t get decent pears where I live. Could I use canned? I’d use the kind packed in juice not syrup.
this was a great recipe, easy to make ahead of time, let it blend. not too tart, but not sweet either. thank you for the idea.
I love how easy and “skinny” this recipe is. I put only 1/4 of the agave and it was sweet enough for my guests.
I added a little extra honey, but that was it. This recipe is both delicious and healthy, I will be making it from now on.
I made this last year and loved it! This year I could only find frozen cranberries. Do you thaw them first?
I loved this! I had cranberries frozen from Christmas and wanted to use them up. I didn’t have pears, so I used apples instead. It was delicious!
The pear cranberry sauce is definitely one that I have made several times already. I have cut the recipe in half and it comes out perfectly. Just enough for me and hubby. Plus I like that I can make it in a pinch. Thanks.
Delicious! I only used one pear and added a sprinkle (maybe 1/8 tsp) cinnamon. I’m a cranberry sauce snob and this one passed my test!
Love this! I always add a bit of fresh ginger. So tasty!
I made it with agave syrup and it was fantastic!
Why would the points be different on the 3 ww programs? Aren’t you just counting the points for the honey in all three?
Does it matter which type of pears you use?
How do you measure cranberries? Do you usually just use one bag of cranberries? I’m always confused on this part.
You can use a kitchen scale to measure ounces.
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This is an absolute favorite and I make it as soon as I can get cranberries again each year. Big difference between honey and agave. I prefer agave. I have it as the fruit part of my morning work snacks.
I made this with the air fryer turkey breast this past weekend. DELICIOUS!!!!!
I am with AUSTIN JENSEN, has anyone tried this in the insta pot? The cranberries we get here in the UK are like little rocks 🙂
Has anyone done this in the crockpot/slow cooker?