Spiced Pears With Cranberries

Oxmoor House
The juice and wine create a sweet syrup in this simple, elegant dessert.
6 servings (serving size: 1 pear half and 1/3 cup poaching liquid with cranberries)


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3 firm, ripe Bartlett pears
1 cup cranberry juice
1/2 cup dry red wine
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
5 whole cloves
1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
1/2 cup dried cranberries


Peel pears, and remove cores. Cut each pear in half lengthwise.

Combine cranberry juice and next 5 ingredients in a large nonstick skillet. Add pears; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until tender, turning once. Remove pear halves with a slotted spoon, reserving juice mixture in pan. Place pears in a serving dish.

Remove cinnamon sticks and whole cloves from pan; discard. Add cranberries. Bring to a boil, and reduce liquid by one-third. Pour syrup over pears; cool 20 minutes.

Created date

March 2010

Nutritional Information

Calories 194
Fat 0.8 g
Satfat 0.1 g
Protein 0.6 g
Carbohydrate 48.9 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Iron 0.6 mg
Sodium 4 mg
Caloriesfromfat 3 %
Fiber 3.9 g
Calcium 20 mg