Spiced Craisin Pear Sauce
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When I started canning my pears last week, my son mentioned that a pear sauce, like apple sauce, might be a good idea. He also recalled this recipe when I canned apple slices with Red Hots. I started thinking about that and decided it might be delicious to make a combination of those two ideas with my pears!
I have made apple butter and pear butter in my crockpot, and I thought that might be a great idea for this Pear Sauce. I also decided that adding some dried cranberries (Craisins) to the mix might be a great little burst of flavor. I was right! I first rehydrated my cranberries with water and reserved a little of the water to add juice to the sauce. I later thought that I could have used apple juice to rehydrate them and that would have been a good idea as well. (If you try it, let me know how it goes.)
This recipe doesn't take a lot of sugar. My pears were nice and ripe and sweet. Plus, the Red Hots add sugar as well as the cinnamon flavor. The pumpkin pie spice also adds cinnamon and other spices contained therein, such as ginger, nutmeg and cloves. The aroma in the house while the sauce was cooking was heavenly.
I canned mine into 4 12 oz and 1 pint jar, which left enough for my husband and I to enjoy some while it was still warm! It was a rainy day, so the mixture of watching the rain and enjoying this warm, Spicy Craisin Pear Sauce really made it feel like Fall for a moment. (The next day our temperatures were back over 100 degrees!)
I've been trying out a steam canner that my friends Anita and Rhonda have been using and it was fantastic to use. It uses a lot less water, heats up to temperature sooner and is so easy to use. This sauce in these smaller jars stayed in for 20 minutes. Everything sealed and I am so pleased with the results. I hope that you enjoy this recipe as well!
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9/30/2022 11:11:31 am
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