Superb Cranberry Sauce with Apples and Pears




5 (3 inch) cinnamon sticks

8 whole allspice berries

8 eaches whole cloves

6 cups fresh cranberries

2โ€‰ยผ cups orange juice

4 eaches Gala apples, peeled, cored and diced

4 eaches Bosc pears, peeled, cored and diced

3 cups white sugar

1 cup brown sugar


Step 1
Place the cinnamon sticks, allspice berries, and cloves onto the center of an 8-inch square piece of cheesecloth. Gather together the edges of the cheesecloth, and tie with kitchen twine to secure. Place the sachet into a large saucepan along with the cranberries and orange juice. Bring to a boil over high heat, and cook until the berries begin to burst about 10 minutes.

Step 2
Stir in the apples, pears, white sugar, and brown sugar. Return to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer about 25 minutes until the apples and pears are slightly soft. Remove and discard the spice sachet. Scrape the sauce into a bowl, cover, and refrigerate overnight. Serve cold.

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