Refreshingly sweet, tart and tangy - this recipe is incredibly easy and it's a great change of pace from the bog standard cranberry sauce. The flavour of the cranberries mingles wonderfully with the pear, honey and lemon. It freezes well too!
I was a little unsure about adding the Honey to this recipe as I thought it would be too sweet but not so. I used Orange Juice instead of water and left out the Lemon juice and zest. I also split the sauce so that I ended up with 3 different Pear & Honey Cranberry Sauces - Basic Pear & Honey Cranberry Sauce, Pear, Honey and Port Cranberry Sauce and Pear, Honey and Creme de Cassis Cranberry Sauce. Add the Port or Creme de Cassis until it is how you like it. I made enough of this sauce to fill 2 1lb jars and 9 8oz jars which I gave away as gifts. Of the jars I kept I only have 1 of the 1lb jars left and have to make more! Its very easy to make so even complete beginners will be able to do this. Definitely a winner not only with my family but with friends too. - 30 Dec 2015
***Just an update to urge you to try this recipe. I always add more pears and also cook it at least 15-20 minutes to pop all the cranberries, thicken it, and to bring out the beautiful color. It is the perfect cranberry sauce and one of my favorite recipes from this site!***Thanks to mail order Christmas gifts, I always have an abundance of pears in the dead of winter. I found this on Allrecipes 2 years ago and it is a perfect combo of pears and cranberries. I have made it for holiday dinners and never get tired of it. It is so simple and so good. Thanks Sue! - 24 Dec 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was AWESOME! I made this for Thanksgiving dinner. My brother and his wife RAVED about it. They don't generally like cranberry sauce, but they both had seconds. My wife and kids liked it as well. I did follow the suggestions of others to cook in orange juice instead of water, I also cooked the berries first and let them "pop" in the orange juice and sugar. I simmered them for about 10-15 minutes before adding the pears. The pears and the honey go VERY nicely with this sauce. Also, my wife really wanted some oranges in the sauce, so I chopped up an orange and added it when I added the pears. This was VERY YUMMY. I mixed up another batch for Christmas dinner, too! - 25 Dec 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)