This dazzling pink pear & cranberry sauce has a perfect balance of tart and sweet tastes. It stands in for the applesauce that traditionally accompanies latkes.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, December 2006


Recipe Summary

45 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Grate pears into a large saucepan, using the large holes of a box grater; take the flesh all the way down to the core but do not get any seeds in the pan.

  • Stir in water, cranberries, sugar, ginger, salt and cinnamon stick; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, until the pears break down and most of the liquid is absorbed, about 30 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

79 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; carbohydrates 21g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 4.1g 16% DV; sugars 13.7g; fat 0.2g; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 35.8IU 1% DV; vitamin c 6.6mg 11% DV; folate 8.1mcg 2% DV; calcium 12.5mg 1% DV; iron 0.2mg 1% DV; magnesium 9.2mg 3% DV; potassium 144mg 4% DV; sodium 99.5mg 4% DV; thiaminmg 2% DV.