For years, my mum has made cranberry sauce to go with our Christmas turkey, instead of using the very sugary stuff you can buy in supermarkets. Inspired by her, I created this version to share with you. It also tastes delicious on porridge or, as a dessert, on low-fat natural yoghurt.
- 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
- 40 minutes
- 16 (1 tablespoon)
- 5 A DAY:
- Dice the pear quarters and place in a bowl with the pear juice. Blend until smooth and set aside until needed.
- Warm the water and sugar in a large saucepan over a high heat, until the sugar dissolves.
- Add the blended pear, cranberries, orange zest and spices to the saucepan; and stir.
- 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.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool before serving.
Store leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Use within 2 weeks.