Homemade Cranberry Pear Sauce.

Posted by Michelle on November 23rd, 2013 . Filed under: Food .

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Cranberries were on sale at Walmart for $1.49, plus I had $1 coupons which made them 49-cents a bag.  So I bought 4 of those this fall.  I also bought bunches and bunches of pears when they were 59-cents a pound recently.  Frugal as I am, with the exception of bananas, I don’t buy the same fruit from week to week – I buy what’s on sale, which typically goes with the season.  I thought cranberries and pears together would be yummy, so I sort of put together my own recipe which was a mixture of ideas that I had seen on the internet.

Cranberry Pear Sauce
14 pears – peeled, and cut up
2 12 oz. bags of cranberries
1/3 cup+ brown sugar
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 whole vanilla beans – split, scrape beans in to the fruit, then drop the beans in

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This recipe made too much for one crock pot, so I split it in to two.  Cook on high for approximately 4 hours – you want the pears to cook down, and you want there to be juice.  Remove vanilla beans, and then blend in the blender.  Add more brown sugar here if you like – I did as it was a tad too tart for me.

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I made mine really like a sauce – more like a gravy even.  Not sure that is what I was going for, but it tastes really good.  You could probably mash with a potato masher in the crock pot for more of a chunky sauce.

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I froze my sauce in a big bowl and now I’m just waiting to pour it over some turkey in less than a week!

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1 Response to Homemade Cranberry Pear Sauce.

  1. Jessie McLaughlin

    Sounds yummy Michelle! I pinned it to my recipes for Christmas!!

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