Cranberry Poached Pears

*these would also be great for dessert, served with a bit of creme fraiche!

 Ingredients

  1. Place pears in a saucepan large enough to hold them snugly. Add sugar, orange zest and honey. Using the tip of a paring knife, scrape vanilla seeds into pan, and toss in pod. Add enough water to barely cover the pears. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Reduce heat, and simmer gently until pears are tender, about 8 minutes.
  2. Add fresh cranberries, and simmer until cranberries are soft but not mushy, about 3 minutes more.
  3. Use a spoon to transfer pears to a dish. Spoon cranberries and syrup around pears. Add dried cranberries. Let cool for 15 minutes. Cover, and refrigerate overnight, or serve at room temperature.
  4. Before serving, remove vanilla bean. Transfer pears to plates with some of the cranberries, syrup, cheese and crackers or bread.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

Calories 360

Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 0g

0%

Saturated Fat 0g

0%

Trans Fat

 

Cholesterol 0mg

0%

Sodium 5mg

0%

Potassium 570mg

16%

Total Carbohydrate 93g

31%

Dietary Fiber 15g

60%

Sugars 61g

 

Protein less than 1g

Vitamin A

6%

Vitamin C

130%

Calcium

10%

Iron

6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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