Slow Cooker Cranberry and Pear Sauce with No Added Sugar
 
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Slow cooker cranberry and pear sauce with no added sugar is naturally sweetened with pear, orange juice and applesauce. It’s still has some of the typical cranberry tart without it being overwhelming. Delicious and healthy!
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 12 oz fresh cranberries
  • 8 oz applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1 pear
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • Zest of one organic orange
  • ¾ tsp ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Zest one organic orange and put the zest aside. Juice the orange. Pour the juice in a liquid measuring cup and top off with organic, unsweetened orange juice to make a total of one cup.
  2. Add all ingredient to a slow cooker and combine. Cover with a lid and cook on high for 2½ hours or until cranberries burst.
  3. Remove the lid and mash the cranberries and pear with a fork carefully so you don’t scratch the slow cooker.
  4. Transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy warm or cold.
Notes
Make ahead and store tightly covered in a glass jar in a refrigerator for up to a week. The sauce will thicken as it cools.
This recipe makes one pint of cranberry and pear sauce.
*I recommend using organic orange since you will be using the zest in this recipe. By using an organic orange you’ll avoid pesticides and toxins that may be found in the skin and peel of the non-organic produce.
*If using a non-organic pear, I suggest peeling it due to pesticides and toxins that may be found in the skin and peel of the non-organic produce.
Recipe by Food Smart Mom at https://www.foodsmartmom.com/cranberry-and-pear-sauce/