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Cranberry Pear Sauce - Recipe

Perfect with Turkey

Cranberries are full of antioxidants that help fight major diseases and promote longevity

This cranberry sauce has less sugar than the traditional version, but the chunks of pear add natural sweetness.  Cranberries are full of antioxidants that help fight major diseases and promote longevity. Hold the mayo on those turkey sandwiches and use this instead!


1 package fresh cranberries
1 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
2 ripe pears, peeled, cored, and diced into bite size pieces
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla


  1. To medium saucepan, add cranberries, water, sugar and pears.
  2. Cook over medium heat until boiling.  Turn to medium low heat, and continue cooking until berries pop, about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat, add vanilla and cinnamon.
  4. Refrigerate, covered, until serving time.

Serves:  8-10
Calories per serving:  65
Calorie equivalent:  1 fruit

Paulette Lambert, R.D., C.D.E.
Recipe created by Paulette Lambert, R.D., C.D.E. (pictured). Lambert is director of nutrition for California Health & Longevity Institute, located within Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village. With more than 25 years of experience in private practice after an extensive clinical education, Lambert has wide-ranging experience in clinical nutrition and the development of individualized dietary plans.

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