Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Tangy, sweet and bursting with antioxidants, this Cranberry Sauce Orange Juice Recipe is a healthy, festive holiday condiment! 

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  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 large pear peeled, cored and sliced in half
  • 6 pitted organic pitted dates 
  • 3/4 cup dry red wine, such as Pinot Noir
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup white raisins
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon unrefined sea salt
  • Extra virgin olive oil, enough to brush pears, and coat the bottom of a saucepan 


  1. Position rack in center of oven; preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the pear halves on parchment-lined baking sheets, brush with olive oil and roast until tender, about 40 minutes *see notes. Remove pears from oven and set aside to cool.
  2. Chop pears into small pieces when cool enough to handle.
  3. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add the oil. Add cranberries, orange zest and ginger.
  4. Stir until cranberries begin to burst, 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. Add wine, orange juice, white raisins, honey, and salt; simmer until mixture is reduced, about 15 minutes.
  6. Stir in the roasted chopped pears.
  7. Transfer 1/4 of the mixture to a high-speed blender, and add the dates. Process until dates are pureed.
  8. Transfer the pureed date-mixture back to the saucepan and stir to combine.
  9. Serve cranberry sauce warm, or chilled. Enjoy! 

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*In a rush? Instead of roasted the pears, simply dice, and pan fry until soft, and slightly crisp. This should take only 5-10 minutes. 

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