Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

This makes a nice sweet mix to have on your toast or to mix into your oatmeal. You can also use this to make a vinaigrette. Use 1/4 cup of this mix, 2 tbsp golden balsamic vinegar and 1 tbsp olive oil - spread over greens. Recipe Source: BHG Canning Book (I changed it a bit)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 6 qt saucepan combine pears, cranberries, sugar, water, lemon juice, orange peel, cinnamon and allspice. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Boil gently, stirring frequently, for 20-25 min or until the mixture is thickened and sheets off a metal spoon. (Dip a metal spoon in the boiling mixture and it will slide off in sheets rather then dip off - if its the right consistency).
  2. Ladle hot mixture into jars, leaving 1/2 inch head space. Wipe off rims and adjust lids till finger tight.
  3. Process jars in a water bath canner for 10 minutes.
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Quite tasty, I increased the ratio of pears to cranberries because I had a lot of pears and found it a bit strong as written but wouldn't hesitate to make it as is another time.