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Boozy Cranberry Sauce with Pears and Raisins

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Author: Susan Pridmore


  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 10 allspice berries
  • 8 ounces cranberries
  • 1 pear peeled, cored and grated ( I used Bosc)
  • ¼ cup + 1 Tbsp coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • ¼ cup golden raisins
  • 1 Tbsp sugared ginger pieces
  • 2 Tbsp pine nuts
  • ¼ cup Pear Brandy Apple Brandy-Calvados-works very well too
  • ¼ cup apple cider
  • ¼ cup water


  • Place the cinnamon and allspice in a damp cheesecloth, and tie it closed into a bundle.
  • Combine the remaining ingredients in a medium pot over medium heat. Add the bundle of spices and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the cranberries have popped.
  • Cool and remove the cheesecloth bundle of spices.