Cranberry Poached Pears

Cranberry Poached Pears


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Not all poached pears need to be done in wine; this recipe uses cranberry juice to get the wonderful red colours into this popular dessert.


Serves: 8 

  • 3 cups (750ml) cranberry juice
  • 1/4 cup (60g) white sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 8 pears, peeled with stems intact

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Place cranberry juice, sugar and cinnamon stick into a large saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat then simmer until the sugar dissolves. Meanwhile, peel the pears, leaving the stem intact.
  2. Place the pears into the simmering juice and cover. Cook until the pears are tender, turning occasionally, 15 to 20 minutes. Once tender, remove the saucepan from the heat, and set aside to cool to room temperature. Turn the pears a few times as they cool so the color remains even.

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This such a great idea cos I often find that red wine overpowers the pears too much. I cooked the pears a little longer and added grated ginger. - 20 Apr 2010

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