Cranberry Pear Relish

Margaret Ruhl


This is a favorite holiday sauce that I make and share every year. Even those who have previously disliked traditional cranberry sauce can enjoy the milder, less tart flavor of this one. It gets rave reviews and recipe requests every time!

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12 (1/4 cup) servings


15 Min


30 Min


Stove Top


1 medium
navel orange
4 medium
pears, peeled and coarsely chopped
12 oz
fresh or frozen cranberries
1 c
packed brown sugar
1 tsp
grated orange peel
1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp
ground ginger or 1 tsp grated fresh gingerroot
1/8 tsp
ground allspice

Directions Step-By-Step

Squeeze juice from the orange, removing the seeds; add enough water to measure 1/2 cup. Pour into a saucepan; add all the remaining ingredients.
Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 25 to 30 minutes or until the cranberries pop and mixture is thickened. Cool mixture and cover, storing in the refrigerator.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat