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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 186.3
  • Total Fat: 0.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 24.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 47.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 0.2 g

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Spiced Cranberry Pears


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Introduction

Give canned pears gourmet appeal by gently simmering them with dried cranberries and spices. The result is so good people will think the recipe came from a celebrity chef.

Printed with permission from the American Institute for Cancer Research
Give canned pears gourmet appeal by gently simmering them with dried cranberries and spices. The result is so good people will think the recipe came from a celebrity chef.

Printed with permission from the American Institute for Cancer Research


Ingredients

    3 cups cranberry-raspberry juice1/2 cup dried cranberries2 strips orange zest, 2-inches x 1-inch1/2 tsp. ground allspicePinch of ground cloves (or more, if desired)Two cans (15 oz. each) pear halves in concentrated juice

Directions

1. 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.

2. 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.)

Makes 5 servings.

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) is the cancer charity that fosters research on diet and cancer and educates the public about the results.





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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Make it with fresh pears and added crushed almonds. Mmm. - 1/28/09

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This can be made with fresh pears which cuts the sugar and calories. And it is still very good. - 10/10/08

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Yummy!!!! I use no sugar added cranberry-raspberry. It was wonderful, added just a few chopped pecans for crunch. - 4/19/09

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Took this to the Christmas dinner at work. It went fast! It is easy to make. Tastes better the next day. - 1/20/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    It's also great with fresh peaches or nectarines! - 4/8/09

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Fresh pears and unsweetened juice would cut the sugar and carbs. - 9/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    A great way to dress up a canned fruit. We love it. - 4/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    My wife and I loved this recipe. My kids were even willing to try a little of it. The flavors melded together such that the leftovers were better the next day chilled in the fridge. We both thought it would be good enough for company. - 10/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This is cooling now, and it smells amazing! I can't wait to try it. I'm just not sure if it boiled down to quite 2 cups, though, it seems like it's still around the 2.5 range. Still smells amazing though! --Update: Tried it and LOVE it!!! - 10/12/08

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I used fresh cranberries instead of dried. Good recipe!! - 7/24/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I took this to a party last night---it was a huge success! And it's easy to make, smells great while it's cooking too. - 10/21/07

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I used pears from my tree and added fresh nutmeg. They were fantastic! - 8/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Not only was this delicious, but it looked beautiful too! I told my husband, it felt like Christmas when I ate it :D I will definitely make this again, would be a great dessert to impress company with! - 4/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Wow - what a great recipe - has an amazing flavor and makes a great dessert option - 4/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Excellent!! I made this for Thanksgiving ... it was such a hit - it will also be included on my Christmas table too! YuMMy!! - 11/28/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    i made this for today, Thanksgiving... tripled the recipe and it was almost finished off! - 11/27/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    YUM - 4/8/09

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  • 3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    sounds yummy, will definitely try it - 4/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I found this just before Christmas and made them for my family - everyone just loved them! My grandmother requested them again - will be making them for Easter also! - 4/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    a keeper! - 9/19/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this for Thanksgiving last year. It was a big hit. - 8/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    took this to a birthdat party It was a great hit - 8/14/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds really good way to eat more fruit, - 8/14/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Wow, sounds greAt. Now when the ladies come for lunch, not only do I hve a main dish from Spark members, but a fantastic dessert. Thanks so much.......... - 8/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Good taste with fiber benifits! Thanks! - 8/14/09

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