Cranberry Sauce with Pears and Cardamom

Serving size:
 1 Servings


    • 1 c
    • frozen cranberry juice concentrate (thawed)
    • 1⁄2 c
    • sugar
    • 3 c
    • pears (Bartlett, firm but ripe, peeled, chopped)
    • 12 oz
    • cranberries
    • 1 1⁄2 t
    • cardamom
    • 1⁄2 t
    • Chinese five-spice powder
1 hour
Ready in
1 hour


Chinese five-spice powder, cardamom, and pears make this more intriguing than the usual cranberry sauce.

Adapted from Bon Appetit


In a heavy saucepan, combine cranberry juice concentrate with sugar. Stir over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Turn the heat to high and bring to a boil. Mix in the pears, cranberries, cardamom, and Chinese five-spice powder and simmer until pears are tender and the cranberries burst, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely, then refrigerate until chilled.

This will keep covered in the refrigerator for up to three days.


NOTES : Chinese five-spice powder can be found in aisle 3 at Willy East and in the Bulk Aisle at Willy West.

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