Spiced Pears With Cranberries

The juice and wine create a sweet syrup in this simple, elegant dessert.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 pear half and 1/3 cup poaching liquid with cranberries)
Recipe from Oxmoor House

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 194
  • Fat: 0.8g
  • Saturated fat: 0.1g
  • Protein: 0.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 48.9g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Iron: 0.6mg
  • Sodium: 4mg
  • Calories from fat: 3%
  • Fiber: 3.9g
  • Calcium: 20mg


  • 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


  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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