Spiced Cranberry Pears

Spiced Cranberry Pears

These canned pears with dried cranberries and spices have a gourmet appeal like they're from a celebrity chef!


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Serves: 6 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 15 mins
Extra Time: 20 mins
(for cooling)

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Ingredients Convert to Imperial

  • 3 cup reduced-sugar cranberry-raspberry juice
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 strips orange zest, 2" x 1"
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 pinch of ground cloves (more, if desired)
  • 2 cans (15 oz each) pear halves in their own concentrated juice


Place cranberry-raspberry juice, cranberries, zest and spices in a deep saucepan. Bring to boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cook until mixture is reduced to about 2 cups, about 10 to 12 minutes.

Meanwhile, drain pears, reserving liquid for another use. (The juice makes a refreshing beverage mixed equally with club soda.)

Place pears in a serving bowl. Pour hot liquid over pears. Set aside to cool and let sit 20 minutes at room temperature before serving.

(Pears keep 3 to 4 days, refrigerated.)

Thanks to American Institute for Cancer Research