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Pears and Cranberries Poached in Wine

 Pears and Cranberries Poached in Wine
An elegant dessert doesn't have to take tons of work. The oven does the cooking for this simple yet impressive dinner finale.
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 medium pears
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 1-1/2 cups white wine or white grape juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cranberry juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • Creme fraiche or whipped cream

Directions

  • Peel, core and halve the pears. Place cut side up in a greased 13-in.
  • x 9-in. baking dish; sprinkle with cranberries. In a small saucepan,
  • combine the wine, sugar, cranberry juice, butter and lemon peel.
  • Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved; spoon over
  • pears.
  • Cover and bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until pears are
  • tender, basting occasionally. Serve with creme fraiche. Yield: 12
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 pear half with 2 tablespoons sauce (calculated without creme fraiche) equals 120 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 15 mg sodium,

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Pears and Cranberries Poached in Wine (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 25 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, trace protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.