Spiced Cranberry Sauce

Southern Living
2 1/2 cups


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1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 (3-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled
1 firm pear, diced
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 (12-ounce) package fresh or frozen cranberries
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


Bring first 3 ingredients to a boil in a heavy saucepan, stirring constantly; boil 5 minutes. Add pear and lemon rind; return mixture to a boil, and cook, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes. Stir in cranberries. Reduce heat, and simmer, without stirring, 3 to 5 minutes or until cranberries pop. Remove from heat; cool. Cover and chill.

Remove ginger; chill sauce up to 2 days. Stir in lemon juice just before serving.

Created date

October 2003