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Cranberry- Pear Sauce
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Cranberries are weight-loss superstars. Studies have found that they contain organic acids that may help dissolve fat deposits, plus enzymes that may boost metabolism. Too bad we tend to dump sugar over them to temper their tartness. The pears in this dish add sweetness, which means you can use half the sugar found in most canned sauces.
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In a large saucepan, bring 1 cup water, sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt to a boil. Stir well.
Add cranberries, pears, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves; stir well to combine. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, until cranberries burst.
Remove from heat. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
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