By Roxanne Thomas, NNCP
This easy recipe is refreshingly sweet, tart and healthy. The cranberry sauce is sweetened with raw honey, cinnamon and delicious ripe pears and a great twist on our favourite traditional side dish!
Prep time: 5 min Cook time: 10 min Serves: 2 cups
1 package (12oz) fresh cranberries
2 pears, peeled, cored and diced into cubes
1 cup raw honey
3/4 cup water
2 tbsp organic coconut oil
1 tbsp fresh lemon squeeze
1 tbsp fresh minced ginger
1 cinnamon stick
1) In a medium saucepan, combine the cranberries, honey, cinnamon stick and water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries have popped (about 10 minutes).
2) Meanwhile, melt the coconut oil over medium-high heat in a frying pan. Add the pears and minced ginger. Cook until the pears are tender and browned (about 3-5 minutes) Set aside to cool off.
3) Remove the cranberries mix from heat. Mix in the cooked pears and fresh lemon squeeze.
4) Remove cinnamon stick and place the cranberry sauce in the refrigerator for a few hours prior to serving. The sauce will thicken while cooling off.
Enjoy with your favourite holiday feast, or mix with mayo/aioli for a delicious turkey sandwich spread!
Bon appétit! :)