Pear Cranberry Relish Recipe
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Pear Cranberry Relish Recipe

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I created this recipe quite by accident one day when I had leftover pears and cranberries. It's now a traditional dish on out Thanksgiving and Christmas tables.—Ann Rayas, Greenville, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 5 large pears (about 2 pounds), peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 2 packets artificial sweetener (equal to 4 teaspoons sugar)

Nutritional Facts

1/3 cup: 75 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit.


  1. In a large saucepan, simmer cranberries in water for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Add pears, orange juice and peel; simmer 15 minutes or until tender. Cool 15 minutes. Sprinkle with sweetener; stir well. Chill for 2 hours. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Pear Cranberry Relish in Taste of Home October/November 1995, p44

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buttermilk maid User ID: 2350303 8900
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2013

"Excellent and easy. This is a go to cranberry relish for Thanksgiving."

lillianlbrk User ID: 5279008 11315
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2010

"Likes this recipe alot! Used less sugar substitutes as a personal preference & taste. Have tried it on family & friends & got rave reviews. My cousins, Martha Stewart & her siswter-in-law the other Martha, couldn;t wait to make & can. It is delicious served hot over a short bread or with biscotti & coffee; or cold with Good Quality frozen yogurt or ice cream. We plan on adapting the recipe with reduced sugar and canning for the holiday gifts for family & gift baskets."

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