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    Pear and cranberry sauce

    A twist on the traditional relish, this sauce contains pear for a natural sweetness that mellows the cranberries’ inherent tartness.

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 35 minutes
    • Total time: 45 minutes

    Serves: 6-8


    35g salted butter
    4 pears, peeled, cored and diced
    100g caster sugar
    200ml dry cider
    1 strip orange zest
    ¼ tsp ground allspice
    250g fresh (or frozen) cranberries


    1. Melt the butter in a pan, then add the pears and fry for 5 minutes before adding the sugar, cider, orange zest and allspice. Cook for 15-20 minutes until the pears have softened. Using a potato masher, roughly squash most of the pear, then add the cranberries and cook for a further 10-15 minutes, until the berries have softened and the sauce has thickened. Allow to cool before serving.

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    This recipe first appeared in Waitrose & Partners Food, December 2019 issue. Download the Waitrose & Partners Food app for the full issue


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