Cranberry and pear sauce

This healthy version has 75 per cent less sugar than traditional cranberry sauce
Our cranberry and pear sauce is a delicious addition to any Christmas table
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Recipe by: Sarah James | Health Information Publications Manager

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.

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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
Time
40 minutes
SERVES:
16 (1 tablespoon)
CALORIES:
26
FAT:
0.1g
SALT:
0g
SUGAR:
4.9g
5 A DAY:
0.5
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. Add the blended pear, cranberries, orange zest and spices; 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.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool before serving.
Store leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Use within 2 weeks.