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Cranberry Cherry Poached Pears

SERVES:
6
PREP TIME:
30 minutes
COOK TIME:
3 hours

Ingredients

  • 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 Bartlett pears, firm but ripe

Instructions

  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 discard. Add pears to slow cooker, turning to coat with liquid.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 1½ hours or on low for 3 hours, turning pears over halfway through cooking. Remove from slow cooker and chill.
  3. Remove dried fruit from liquid with a slotted spoon and set aside. Discard cinnamon sticks and lemon slices. Place liquid in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until reduced to a syrup; let cool.
  4. Place pears in 6 small bowls and drizzle with syrup. Top with reserved fruit.

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