* 1 cup water
* 1 cup white sugar
* 1 (12 ounce) package fresh cranberries
* 1 orange, peeled and pureed
* 1 apple - peeled, cored and diced
* 1 pear - peeled, cored and diced
* 1 cup chopped dried mixed fruit
* 1 cup chopped pecans
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1. In a medium saucepan, boil water and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Reduce the heat to simmer, and stir in cranberries, pureed orange, apple, pear, dried fruit, pecans, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries burst. Remove from heat, and let cool to room temperature.
I used canned pears that I just broke into pieces with my fingers. I used super-finely-chopped pecans because then my I-hate-nuts-in-anything family members don't mind them. But I made my husband try some (he is also a pecan-hater, also a cranberry-hater), and he loved it. He gave it an 8. Considering he's never liked a cranberry sauce before, this is good news.
I also thre some cinnamon sticks in, and I think next time I make it I'll replace some of the sugar with honey.
By the way, if you actually decide to use this recipe, it takes longer than 30 minutes for the cranberries to burst. I think it was about 45 for me. I'm also told this stuff is better if it sits in its juices for a couple days. I'm going to bed.