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Cranberry Pears

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Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


2 servings

Updated: Jan. 17, 2022

I HAD an abundant pear crop last summer, so I was on the lookout for pear recipes. I ended up devising one of my own by substituting pears for apples in a chunky applesauce recipe. I usually serve it at lunch instead of a rich dessert and also find it makes a refreshing side dish. -Leila Ryan, McDonough, Georgia


  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large ripe pears, peeled and quartered
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries


  1. In a saucepan, combine water, sugar and cinnamon. Add pears; bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir in cranberries. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Serve warm or chilled.

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