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Apple-Cran-Pear Sauce

 Apple-Cran-Pear Sauce
This pretty pink sauce is a nice change from typical cranberry relish. Apple pie filling and canned pears add just the right amount of sweetness.—Keri Lawson, Fullerton, California
12-14 ServingsPrep: 5 min. Cook: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (12 ounces each) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 can (21 ounces) apple pie filling
  • 2 cans (15-1/4 ounces each) sliced pears, drained
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, cook cranberries and water over medium-high heat
  • until berries pop, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain.
  • Add remaining ingredients. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat until
  • mixture boils. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes,
  • stirring occasionally. Serve warm or cold. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/4 cup) equals 113 calories, 1 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 30 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, trace protein.