5 days till Christmas Recipe

by Donna Cain

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The countdown continues until that special day! I have been a busy bee baking and cooking for inn guests staying at Brewster by the Sea Inn and Spa and preparing for our families arrival on Monday when we have 3 big guys that are always hungry and looking for beef:) I have tons of good meals in the freezer including lasagna & pot roast which are sure to please.

One of our traditions is to always have some type of cranberry sauce with our turkey feast on Christmas day. Several years ago my mom found this recipe in a magazine and we have been making it ever since. The pears add a nice texture to the cranberries and the orange juice and zest adds a nice citrus flavor.

Cranberry Pear Relish

4 cups of fresh cranberries ( about 1 pound)
2 cups sugar
1 cup fresh orange juice
1 Tablespoon orange zest
2 slightly underripe pears, cored, peeled and cut into 1/3 inch dice (we like Anjou or Bosc pears)

Combine all ingredients in a heavy saucepan and stir well. Place the pan over medium heat and boil until the berries pop open, about 10 minutes.

Skim the foam off the surface with a metal spoon and let the relish cool to room temperature. Refrigerate, covered until ready to use. (can be stored in frog for up to 2 months)

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Our holiday mantle at Brewster by the Sea.

Wishing everyone a blessed, peaceful holiday spent with dear family and friends.

Fondly, Donna, Byron and Harrrison and all of the staff at Brewster by the Sea

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