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Citrus Cranberry Pear Sauce

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Tart, tangy and sweet, this Citrusy Cranberry Pear Sauce is full of ALL the fruits while being lower in sugar. And, leftovers of it can be recycled to make these mini, Cranberry Cream Cheese Tartlets – to enjoy after all that Black Friday/Boxing Day shopping!

Citrusy Cranberry Pear Sauce and Cranberry Cream Cheese Tartlets

Ah…Cranberries! They are synonymous with the holidays, yet they are one fruit I usually don’t like to mess with as they are oh so shudderingly tart! I used to refer to them as only a fruit my dad could love…because love them he did! From cranberry juice, to cranberry and lemon coffee cake, to fresh out of the package, I never knew him to turn cranberry-anything down. Though, come to think of it, when it came to food my dad hardly ever turned anything down. Even though he often struggled with frequent heartburn, he wouldn’t let that get in the way of enjoying all the cranberry goodness of the Holidays. He would start taking Nexium® 24HR 42ct Tablets a few days before the feastivities commenced and be ready to go!

Citrusy Cranberry Pear Sauce

This is our third Holiday season without my dad and I sure do miss his always jolly self. This Holiday season, I figured it was time I put my cranberry aversion aside and make something with cranberries, in his honor. Instead of getting Cranberry sauce from the store like we usually do, I figured I would unite cranberries and lemons with super sweet pears, and try my hand at a lower sugar, Citrusy Cranberry Pear Sauce!

Citrusy Cranberry Pear Sauce and Cranberry Cream Cheese Tartlets

My first try, I added in lemon juice instead of water and my tongue almost rolled back into ma belly because of the tartness. My second try, I added in just one pear and absolutely no other sweetener and the result was still just too tart. However, I really liked how my third try came out by adding in a couple of pears, maple syrup and a bit of coconut sugar. Now, if you are not trying to cut down on sugar, then skip out the 1/4 cup of honey and 3 tablespoons of coconut sugar and just add in 3/4 cup of sugar.

Citrusy Cranberry Pear Sauce and Cranberry Cream Cheese Tartlets

And, if, the day after Thanksgiving or Christmas, you happen to have some of this Citrusy Cranberry Pear Sauce leftover, you can use some of it to make these quick and easy, mini, Cranberry Cream Cheese Tartlets. These little Cranberry Cream Cheese Tartlets are made with store bought puff pastry cut up and placed into a mini muffin cup, with a dollop of cream cheese and some of the leftover Citrusy Cranberry Pear Sauce.

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Cranberries and Citrus are often foods associated with heartburn. If you happen to suffer from frequent heartburn and are reluctant to let it ruin your Holidays, maybe Nexium® 24HR could help you partake in all the feastivities? I picked up a package of Nexium® 24HR 42ct Tablets from my neighborhood Walgreens to have on hand. Just one pill (started 1-4 days prior to) helps you get all-day, all-night protection, so you can make the most of your holidays.
Disclaimer: Please refer to product package for dosing and details. May take 1 to 4 days for full effect. Please use as directed.

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Citrusy Cranberry Pear Sauce

Citrusy Cranberry Pear Sauce (& Cranberry Cream Cheese Tartlets)

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Tart, tangy and sweet, this Citrusy Cranberry Pear Sauce is full of ALL the fruits while being lower in sugar. And, leftovers of it can be recycled to make these mini, Cranberry Cream Cheese Tartlets - to enjoy after all that Black Friday/Boxing Day shopping!

Ingredients

Citrusy Cranberry Pear Sauce

  • 1 12 ounce bag of frozen cranberries
  • 2 pears, peeled and chopped
  • couple of pinches of lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons coconut sugar

Cranberry Cream Cheese Tartlets

  • Citrusy Cranberry Pear Sauce
  • Cream Cheese
  • Puff Pastry
  • Egg white beaten well

Instructions

Citrusy Cranberry Pear Sauce

  1. Add the cranberries, chopped pears, lemon zest and water to a pan and place over a low flame.
  2. Cover and let simmer/cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the lid, add in the maple syrup and let cook for another 10-12 minutes uncovered till most of the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Stir in the salt to taste and coconut sugar and enjoy.

Cranberry Cream Cheese Tartlets

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Roll out the puff pastry and using a circular cutter, cut out circles of dough to fit into mini muffin cups.
  3. Add a dollop (about 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon) cream cheese onto dough
  4. Then top with a teaspoon or more of Citrusy Cranberry Pear Sauce
  5. Brush exposed dough with egg white mix
  6. Bake 15 minutes and let cool a tad before enjoying.

Notes

*Please not, you can replace the 1/4 cup of maple syrup and 3-4 tablespoons of coconut sugar with 3/4 cup sugar if you don't have issues with sugar like I do.

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Wednesday 30th of November 2016

Cranberry and pear are the fruits very good for the health of older people, especially those with cardiovascular disease or diabetes. So I think your recipe citrusy cranberry pear sauce and cranberry cream cheese tartlets is so suitable for my parents. Thank you for yoru guide. Cranberry, pear and lemon is very great when going together. This create a flavor so enchanting with everybody. Really really love it. It will surely appear in my Christmas party!

allie @ Through Her Looking Glass

Sunday 13th of November 2016

Hi friend - I know you are missing your dad. He would be so incredibly proud of you. The cranberry pear sauce looks absolutely amazing Shashi - must try. We will keep some Nexium 24 on hand too - great reminder. No one should have to miss out on any of the feastivities. We will be in PA for Thanksgiving with my Aunt Pinkie and extended family there. Have a wonderful week my friend. XOXO

Ashley @ wishes and dishes

Sunday 13th of November 2016

This will be my second Christmas without my dad so I know how you feel! Loved the memories about him. Saw this on Instagram and knew I had to come check it out - the color is gorgeous!

puja

Saturday 12th of November 2016

What a amazing color of recipe Shashi! it looks beautiful and I am sure it must be very tasty as well. Can't wait to try....

David @ Spiced

Friday 11th of November 2016

Pears + cranberries sound like an amazing combination, Shashi! This totally makes me think of being inside on a cold winter day with the fireplace roaring away. Ok, maybe I just described Thanksgiving Day. These would make for an excellent addition to the Turkey Day table this year. I love baking with cranberries at this time of the year! :-)

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