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Spiced Pears With Cranberries

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


  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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