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A jar of spiced cranberry pear sauce spread on bread

Spiced Cranberry-Pear Sauce

Cranberries, pears, and a touch of brandy make this a holiday sauce ideal for spreading on brea, crackers, meats, and other foods.


October 13, 2021


Rishi Tea




  • 4 oz fruit & spice-infused apple brandy
  • 8 oz fresh cranberries
  • 4 oz fruit & spice syrup
  • 2 ea large Bartlett pears, peeled & diced small


  1. Combine all ingredients in a sauce pot over medium-high heat; bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer.
  2. Stir occasionally for 15 minutes or until cranberries burst.
  3. Remove from heat & transfer to a bowl to cool. Stir in 1-2 additional tablespoons of infused brandy, optional. Adjust sweetness with syrup.

Fruit & Spice Blend

  • 2 Tbsp Rishi Cinnamon Plum herbal blend
  • 8 oz filtered water at 200°F
  • 8 oz sugar

Infuse herbal blend in hot water for 7 minutes. Decant fully over a 16-ounce container portioned with sugar. Stir continuously until all sugar is dissolved.

Fruit & Spice-infused Alcohol or Vinegar

  • 2 Tbsp Rishi Cinnamon Plum herbal tea
  • 12 oz Vodka, gin, brandy, vermouth, or vinegar

Combine tea and alcohol (or vinegar). Infuse for a minimum of 2 hours; strain.