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Pears and Cranberries Poached in Wine Recipe

Pears and Cranberries Poached in Wine Recipe

An elegant dessert doesn't have to take tons of work. Tart and refreshing, this simple-to-make treat is a tasty dinner finale. Eva Amuso, Cheshire, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 6 medium pears, halved and cored
  • 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


  • 1. Preheat oven to 375°. Place pears in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, cut side up. Top with cranberries.
  • 2. In a small saucepan, combine wine, sugar, cranberry juice, butter and lemon peel; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved; spoon over pears.
  • 3. Bake, covered, 30-35 minutes or until pears are tender, basting occasionally. Serve with creme fraiche. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 120 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 15mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 3g fiber), 0 protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 1, 2011

"I made it when I have some friends and they all loved it."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.