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Apple-Cran-Pear Sauce Recipe

Apple-Cran-Pear Sauce Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 45 min. YIELD:12-14 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.