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Pear Cranberry Sauce

December 2006

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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.


Pear Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Makes: 6 servings, generous 1/3 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 3 large ripe Bartlett pears, peeled
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup cranberries, fresh or frozen, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 4-inch cinnamon stick

Preparation

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Tips & Notes

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

Nutrition

Per serving: 80 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 21 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 4 g fiber; 99 mg sodium; 146 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Fiber (16% daily value).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2

Exchanges: 1 1/2 fruit



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