Poached Pears with Cranberry Sauce

Makes 12
Prep 20 m
Cook 40 m



  1. 1 of 4 Combine water, wine, sugar, cloves and lemon rind in 8-quart Dutch oven or divide between 2 smaller pots. Bring to boiling. Lower heat to maintain slow simmer.
  2. 2 of 4 Add the pears to Dutch oven or 2 smaller pots, laying them on their sides; cover pot(s) and simmer, basting and turning the pears occasionally, until they are knife-tender, about 40 minutes. Remove the pan from heat. Let the pears cool in the cooking liquid.
  3. 3 of 4 Simmer together the cranberry sauce and the reserved pear poaching liquid in a small saucepan, stirring, for 4 minutes or until the sauce is thickened . If the sauce is too thick, add a little more of the pear poaching liquid. Remove pan from heat and let sauce cool.
  4. 4 of 4 To serve, spoon the sauce onto each of 6 dessert plates, dividing equally. Place a pear upright in the pool of sauce on each plate. Garnish with sprigs of fresh mint.
Nutrition Information for Poached Pears with Cranberry Sauce
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Per Serving: 0 mg chol., 340 kcal cal., 1 g pro., 79 g carb., 1 g Fat, total, 22 mg sodium