Thanksgiving is upon us, there are just a couple of days left until the big day. Do you have your menu set yet? If your kids aren't big fans of traditional, tart cranberry sauce, win them over with a naturally sweeter version. My pear-cranberry sauce still has that traditional cranberry zing, but with a pear sweetness that even the fussiest children will devour. Depending on where you live, you may be able to get some local cranberries and pears at your farmer's market to make a batch. Read on to learn how to make this super easy recipe - your children can help, all of the ingredients are organic and it only takes a few minutes to make!
What you will need:
- 1 1/2 cups organic sugar
- 1 cup organic apple juice
- 12 ounces fresh whole cranberries
- 3 ripe but firm organic pears
Step 1: Prepare the Ingredients
Wash the cranberries and wash, peel, core and chop up the pears.
Step 2: Bring it to a Boil
Bring the sugar and apple juice to a boil over high heat – stirring occasionally.
Step 3: Add the Cranberries
Add the cranberries to the sugar and apple mixture.
Step 4: Add the Pears
Continue to boil over high heat, until the cranberries begin to pop. (You will hear them).
Step 5: Cool and Enjoy
Once the pear-cranberry sauce is finished cooking, cover and refrigerate until you are ready to serve. It will thicken up in the fridge.