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
12 oz. pkg. Fresh Cranberries
2 medium Pears, diced
1 T Fresh Ginger, peeled and finely chopped
3/4 cup Water
3 T Agave Nectar
1 t Ground Cinnamon
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.
More from Mama Likes To Cook
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- Agave Pear Cranberry Sauce
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- Holiday Crockpot Tea
- Cranberry Chestnut Holiday Yams
- Easy Baked Brie
- Glazed Cranberry Scones
- Cranberry Pear Fried Rice
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