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Raspberry Puree

 Raspberry Puree
The yummy recipe for Pears with Raspberry Sauce was shared by Constance Rak of Westlake, Ohio. "This dish came about when I was expecting company and wanted to make a light pretty dessert with items that I already had on hand," she recalls. "My guests really enjoyed it. I now make it as often as I can--new audience, same dessert, everybody loves it!"
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen sweetened raspberries, thawed
  • 4 medium firm pears
  • 2 cups white grape juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Whipped cream


  • Place raspberries in a blender; cover and process until pureed.
  • Strain, reserving juice; set aside. Discard seeds. Core pears from
  • bottom, leaving stems intact. Peel pears; set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, bring the grape juice, sugar and lemon juice to
  • a boil; add pears. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-7 minutes or
  • until tender; drain.
  • For each serving, spoon raspberry sauce on plate, then top with a
  • pear. Garnish with whipped cream. Yield: 4 servings.