Cranberry and pear sauce

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Cranberry and pear sauce

This healthy version has 75 per cent less sugar than traditional cranberry sauce

40 minutes

Serves 16

Sarah Drabble

Recipe by: Sarah Drabble | Healthy You Editor

Our healthy cranberry sauce is not just for Christmas! It also tastes delicious spooned on to porridge or low-fat natural yoghurt.

Sarah Drabble

Recipe by: Sarah Drabble | Healthy You Editor

Our healthy cranberry sauce is not just for Christmas! It also tastes delicious spooned on to porridge or low-fat natural yoghurt.

Ingredients

  • 1 x 415g can pear quarters, in fruit juice
  • 100ml water
  • 30g caster sugar
  • 500g cranberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 orange, zest only
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg

CALORIES: 26

FAT: 0.1g

5 A DAY: 0.5

SALT: 0g

SUGAR: 4.9g

Method

  1. Dice the pear quarters and place in a bowl with the pear juice. Blend until smooth and set aside until needed.
  2. Warm the water and sugar in a large saucepan over a high heat, until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Add the blended pear, cranberries, orange zest and spices to the saucepan; and stir.
  4. Cook the fruit until it starts to boil. Then reduce the heat, cover the pan, and leave to simmer for about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries burst.
  5. Remove from heat and allow to cool before serving.

Top tip

Store leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Use within two weeks.

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