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Natural Cranberry Pear Sauce Recipe with Rosemary and Ginger

Finally a cranberry sauce recipe that doesn't require sugar or gelatin!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Vicki Finn


  • 12 oz. fresh cranberries
  • 2 medium ripe pears peeled and diced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger peeled and grated?
  • 3 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons real maple syrup
  • ¾ c. water
  • Sea salt to taste


  1. Add cranberries, pear, ginger, rosemary leaves, maple syrup, and water to a medium saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture starts to boil and the cranberries burst open, approximately 5 minutes.?
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for another 5-10 minutes. While cooking, mash the cranberries and pears with a wooden spoon. Season with a pinch of sea salt and stir to combine. ?
  3. Remove from heat and allow sauce to cool for 15-20 minutes before checking the consistency. Add a little water if the sauce is too thick. Taste and add more maple syrup for a sweeter sauce, if desired. ?
  4. Optional: For a smoother sauce, blend one-half of the cranberry mixture in a food processor or blender until smooth. Stir puree back into the remaining sauce before serving. ?
  5. Serve immediately or chill before serving. Enjoy!