Desserts: Cold Desserts: Spiced Cranberry Pears

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

Author: American Institute for Cancer Research
Date: November 20, 2007

Serves: 6 person(s)

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


    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.)

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:127 cals
Kilojoules:529 kJ
Fat:0.1 g
Carbohydrates:31.8 g
Protein:0.5 g
Cholesterol:0.0 mg
Sodium:11 mg
Saturated Fat:0.0 g
Fiber:2.9 g
Calcium:15.0 mg
Total Sugars:25.0 g

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