Pear-Cranberry Compote

Pear-Cranberry Compote Recipe
The original recipe, which calls for canned cranberry sauce and fresh oranges, inspired us to try cranberry-orange sauce to shorten preparation time.


Makes 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living


1 (12-ounce) tub whole cranberry-orange sauce
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
8 ripe Seckel pears, peeled
Garnish: orange rind strips


Bring first 5 ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring constantly, over high heat. Remove from heat.

Arrange pears in a lightly greased deep 8-inch round baking dish; pour cranberry mixture over pears.

Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until pears are tender. Garnish, if desired.

NoteFor testing purposes, we used Ocean Spray Cran-Fruit Cranberry-Orange Sauce. You can find the 12-ounce tub in the canned-fruit section of your supermarket. To save time, boil cranberry-orange sauce as directed; reduce heat to low, and add pears. Cover and simmer 20 to 25 minutes or until tender.