Pear Cranberry Sauce
Sweetened with Agave
You could just open a can of cranberry sauce, but homemade agave pear cranberry sauce is an easy and delicious way to go beyond the can!
Like many of us, I grew up with can shaped cranberry sauce at holiday meals. As a small child I liked to volunteer to “make” the cranberry sauce by opening the can and pouring it out onto a plate.
Now that my tastes have matured, I prefer fresh cranberry sauce with some extras added in, including pears, ginger and cinnamon.
Cranberries are very tart, so they do need something to sweeten them up.
I prefer using sugar alternatives, when it makes sense and agave nectar works well with this recipe.
Agave is low glycemic, so is a good alternative sweetener for those who have health concerns.
However, it is has a smooth sweet taste, so can be enjoyed by anyone.
And, of course, I am happy to reduce refined sugar consumption where I can on a holiday known for its abundance.
Fresh ginger provides a nice contract to the pear and cranberry flavors and the cinnamon is a nice finishing touch.
I hope you enjoy the agave sweetened cranberry sauce and that your holiday celebrations are wonderful!
Agave Pear Cranberry Sauce Recipe
1) Add cranberries, pears, ginger, water and agave to a saucepan. Cook on medium high for a few minutes until it starts to boil and the cranberries burst open.
2) Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally and mashing the cranberries and pears with a wooden spoon.
3) Stir in Cinnamon and allow sauce to cool for 15 or more minutes.
4) Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator prior to serving.