Rosy Pear Compote

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Pears and cranberries bring down-home flair to this comforting compote—a heartwarming way to cap off any autumn meal. Lorraine Darocha, Berkshire, Massachusetts, suggests, "It's also delicious spooned over a cool scoop of sherbet."


  • 6 medium ripe pears, peeled and cut into quarters
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 medium navel oranges, peeled, cut into 8 slices and halved
  • Cinnamon sticks, optional


  1. In a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray, arrange pears. In a saucepan, combine the cranberry sauce, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon and ginger. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil; pour over pears. Top with oranges.
  2. Cover and bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until pears are tender. Serve warm. Garnish with cinnamon sticks if desired.