Pear Cranberry Sauce

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Pear Cranberry Sauce by Spinach TigerThis has been a pretty exciting time for Spinach Tiger. Thanks to the new Periscope app, I’ve been doing live video broadcasting out of my kitchen and connecting with followers in real time.

The other day I demonstrated this cranberry sauce and got to talk a little turkey. If you’re not familiar with Periscope, it’s a free app that allows you to broadcast live videos. Maybe you’re not a blogger, but feel like you have something to say or show the camera. Periscope could be for you.

I was inspired to make a pear cranberry sauce for this year’s Thanksgiving from the cranberry pear cobbler I made here. This puts a bit of a sweeter spin, still strolling nicely with the tartness of the cranberries. Now some people don’t like cranberry sauce, like my husband. He liked this. This is not the first time I’ve added fruit. One year I made this blackberry cranberry sauce.

We’ll be serving this today alongside a cheesecloth roasted turkey and this array of sides.

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Turkey Gravy

Apple Hand Pies

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Tart

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How about you?  Is there something you HAVE to have? I have to have cranberry sauce.

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5 from 2 votes

Pear Cranberry Sauce

Pears add sweetness and texture to this cranberry sauce.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Angela Roberts


  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 1 large pear peeled, cubed
  • 1 cup water
  • juice of 1/2 orange
  • orange zest
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon grand marnier optional


  • Put everything in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and continue to cook until the cranberries have burst, about 10 minutes.
  • Cool completely.
  • Refrigerate.
  • The sauce will continue to gel as it cools.

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  1. 5 stars
    How exciting for you!! I have periscope on my phone but haven’t really done too much with it. I’m going to hurry and include you on it 🙂 We’ll be traveling Thanksgiving day so unfortunately I won’t be able to watch that particular episode. Your recipes sound fantastic. Can’t wait to see you live!!! Big Hugs!

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