Pear and Ginger Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Pear and ginger are a great contrasting pair, and worked very well in this cranberry sauce variation. . Joshua Bousel

Recipe Details

Pear and Ginger Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Active 15 mins
Total 45 mins
Serves 8 servings


  • 12 ounces fresh or frozen cranberries

  • 2 medium pears, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch chunks

  • 3/4 cup white sugar

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons orange juice

  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger


  1. Combine cranberries, pears, white sugar, water, brown sugar, orange juice, grated ginger, and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until berries start to pop, about 5 minutes. Press berries against side of pan with wooden spoon and continue to cook until berries have broken down and sauce thickens to a jam-like consistency, about 5 minutes more. Remove from heat and let cool for 30 minutes. Adjust consistency with water as needed. Stir in crystallized ginger. Serve immediately or place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator. Can be served cold or reheated.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
160 Calories
0g Fat
41g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 160
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 82mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 9mg 47%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 108mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)