Cranberry Cherry Poached Pears
1 cup each: 100% cranberry juice and cherry juice
1/2 cup honey or agave nectar
1/3 cup dried cranberries or cherries*
1/4 cup almond liqueur (or add additional juice)
2 cinnamon sticks
2 lemon slices
6 pears firm but ripe Bosc or Bartlett
Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 1½ to 3 hours
1. Stir all ingredients except pears in a large slow cooker. Peel pears and cut in half; scoop out seeds with a melon baller and add to slow cooker, turning pears to coat with liquid.
*Dried cranberries will make this dessert a bit prettier and redder in color but we love the flavor and extra nutrition added by using dried cherries.
Nutrition per serving: 258 calories, 1 g protein, 0 g total fat (0 g sat.), 64 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 53 g sugar, 0 mg cholesterol, 11 mg sodium, 7 points