November 27, 2019

Holiday Recipe – Cranberry Orange Pear Sauce

cranberry orange pear sauceAdd a little extra flavor to your holiday dishes this year! Drizzle this Cranberry Orange Pear Sauce, putting a flavorful twist on traditional cranberry sauce. Happy, healthy eating and be well!


12 oz fresh cranberries
2 ripe pears, peeled, cored and diced
1 cup orange juice
zest of ½ an orange
¼ cup pure maple syrup, honey or agave
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ground ginger


total cook + prep time: 20 minutes

1. Add all ingredients, except the pears, to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil on high heat.
2. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the cranberries burst and the sauce thickens.
3. Remove from heat and let cool before refrigerating.

nutrition information

serves 12; serving size: ¼ cup

58 calories, 0g fat, 0g sat fat, 0mg cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 15g carbohydrates, 3g fiber, 10g sugar, 0.5g protein, 25% DV vitamin C

nutrition highlights

fat free and cholesterol free
high in vitamin C
good source of fiber

Recipe adapted by Rachel Vincent, RD, LDN from A Sweet Pea Chef, Skinnytaste. 

Rachel Vincent, RD, LDN, is a registered dietitian at Mission Weight Management, the region’s most comprehensive weight-loss program. Learn more about achieving your weight-loss goals at